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Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Theatre of the World What is a map? How have people seen the world up through history? What do maps say about us? Theatre of the world. The history of maps is a unique book with the full and incredible history of maps. Thomas Reinertsen Berg takes us all the way from the mysterious symbols of the Stone Age to Google Earth in a fascinating tale on science and the view of the world, about art and technology, about power and ambitions, about practical Forlaget Press 2017 350 pages Original title: Verdensteater Kartenes historie

needs and distant dreams of the unknown. Along the way, we encounter visionary geographers and heroic explorers along with the unknown heroes of the history of maps. A fantastic visual material allows us to immerse ourselves in the history of maps with our own eyes.

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I will not be the least surprised if the book wins Brageprisen for Nonfiction. It will be rightly deserved, because the book is thorough, original, well written and simply beautiful. - Erika Flatland, Aftenposten

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AWARDS Brageprisen 2017 for best non-fiction book in Norway

The detailed book is a pleasure to read. It makes complicated things easy to understand. - Fredrik Wandrup, Dagbladet. (5 out of 6)

...a tour de force with the history of the maps. He starts with the very first pictures of the world... and takes on the images of the world, systematically, well written, fun and educational. The book is exceptionally well illustrated... An exquisite and distinctive nonfiction book. - From the jury's statement, Brageprisen 2017

Thomas Reinertsen Berg Thomas Reinertsen Berg (born 1971) is a journalist and writer. He has written for several Norwegian papers such as Morgenbladet, Klassekampen and Dagsavisen, where he has worked especially with cultural and scientific subjects. For many years he has been a little above average interested in maps, before he one day decided to write the book about the history of maps he wanted to read himself.

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Jon Larsen

Starhunter Tiny pieces of space rock called micrometeorites are everywhere on Earth. But before Jon Larsen devoted his life to figure out how to find them, we thought it wasn't Cappelen Damm 2018 160 pages Original title: I støvets tidsalder

possible to find them. Starhunter tells the incredible story of how Jon Larsen found a method and convinced the whole scientific world. Jon Larsen is definitely not the man you would guess would come up with the answer,

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being an internationally renowned jazz musician, composer, record producer and painter – and leader of the band Hot Club the Norvège. One morning ten years ago - he found a tiny sparkling grain of sand, and started to wonder. Where did it come from? This thought started a chain reaction of incidents. Jon’s curiosity led him to find out more – and more. Until he, eight years later, found

AWARDS Buddy Award for his lifelong contribution to jazz. (2007)

OTHER TITLES In search of Stardust, Quarto (US), 2017 How to find stardust? A manual for finding stardust, Quarto (US), 2018 The World of Micrometeorites – Coffee table book, Quarto (US), 2019

the solution on how to find micrometeorites and how to classify them. Today the world’s top specialists (including NASA) have recognized Jon’s discoveries. Jon is now a guest researcher at the University of Oslo. Starhunter tells the story of how his discoveries turned his life upside down. It explains the history of micrometeoritics, and offers chapters about micrometeorite formation, classification, and analysis. And it explains how it is to hold a part of cosmos in your hands. Will be published October 2018.

Jon Larsen Jon Larsen (1959) is a jazz guitarist, record producer, surrealist painter, and scientific researcher. He is the founder of the group Hot Club de Norvège, and has produced more than 450 jazz records. He has played with both Frank Zappa and Chet Baker, among many others. In 2007 he received the Buddy Award for his lifelong contribution to jazz. He is currently a guest researcher at The University of Oslo at the Department of Geosciences.

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Torolf Kroglund

The fish that disappeared The story of the eel (Anguilla anguilla) fascinates us. From Aristotle, via Freud to todays marine biologists. What seems to be the main source of fascination is how little we know about this slimy, snake-like and slivering fish. What we do know by now is that the eels are disappearing. It is one of the species that may be extinct in our lifetime (like the Dodo, the Geir-bird or the Mammoth). European eels is said to have lost well Cappelen Damm 2018 200 pages Original title: Fisken som forsvant

over 90% of its numbers the last ten years. The Norwegian author, journalist and sports fisherman Torolf Kroglund tries to find out why - starting on an remote island in the middle of the long Norwegian coastline -

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Frøya - where he first caught eel as a kid. The author then travels through Europe (Germany, Spain, England, Netherlands, Sweden among others) and to the Saragossa sea to find answers, in a journey that is both a personal one and a quest for big answers. By following the fish that disappears he not only finds the extraordinary tale of the eel but is also able to connect this unto a bigger and broader perspective. The fish that disappeared will show the close connection between culture and nature,

OTHER TITLES Jegerhjerte. Jakten på jegerens hemmelighet (Pax 2015) Tenk brett (Cappelen Damm 2014) Sjøfiskehåndboka (Tun forlag 2011)

between use and protection - and also how every living creature on earth, even the more unlikely and ugly, reflects man and mankind doings and undoing’s. A book that combines personal storytelling with narrative nonfiction in a manner lastly seen in books like The Sheperd's Life, H is for Hawk and The Sixt Extinction.

Torolf Kroglund Torolf Edgar Kroglund is an author, journalist and a sportsfisherman. He has published several books on fishing and hunting before. He is also head of the Ibsen- and Hamsun festival taking place each year in the South of Norway. The fish that disappeared will be published September 2018.

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Espen Ytreberg

Cape Heartstone. The story of Kakonita Amundsen, Camilla Carpendale and Roald Amundsen In January 1921 the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen adopted a four-year-old girl Forlaget Press 2018 180 pages Original title: Kapp Hjertestein Hsitorien om Kakonita Amundsen, Camilla Carpendale og Roald Amundsen

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from the Chukchi people North East in Siberia. He named her Kakonita. Three months later he got another girl from Chukotka – 10 years old Camilla Carpendale, daughter of a local salesman. At this time Amundsen was one of the most famous people on earth. Kakonita and Camilla became the closest to what Roald Amundsen ever could call his own family. For almost three years, they lived together – be it on a journey through North-America, or at home in his villa outside Oslo. The girls grew found of him and

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OTHER TITLES Amundsen. En roman (Tiden 2016) En forsvunnet by (Forlaget Press 2014)

Amundsen expressed his surprise in letters and diaries of how attached he felt to them. Kakonita and Camilla learned Norwegian, went to school and got friends. But suddenly Roald Amundsen sent them back. Back to where they came from – to an uncertain destiny in Siberia. In Cape Heartstone, Espen Ytreberg for the first time tells the full story about Kakonita Amundsen, Camilla Carpendale and Roald Amundsen. Through an attentive and original use of the sources available – through texts, film and photography – Ytreberg reveals an unknown and unique story and puts it into a broader context. Cape Heartstone is a thoughtful, engaging and often surprising book about colonialism and polar history, about modernity and migration, about prejudice, family and feelings. About trust and betrayal. And about love.

Espen Ytreberg Espen Ytreberg is a professor at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. From 2009 to 2012 he was Head of department at the Department of media and communication. Ytreberg has been a visiting researcher at CNRS-Paris, Université de Paris II and the Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa. He’s written several books, his latest was a novel about Roald Amundsen (Amundsen. En roman 2017, Tiden).

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Agnes Ravatn

The World is a Scandal After a hectic decade in the capital, the author Agnes Ravatn with husband and baby temporarily settles in the small and sparsely populated Valevåg in the western part of Norway, to spend some calm months together during the maternity leave. In a dilapidated little farm without internet connection, surrounded by forests, mountains and sheep, miles away from the cultural elite of the capital, days are slowly passing by for the little family. The evenings are spent in conversation with the nearest neighbor; the older and wise friend and author Einar Økland. Samlaget 2017 95 pages Original title: Verda er ein skandale Ei bok om livet på landet

The World is a Scandal are small reflections and insights from the six months in Valevåg, a temporary move that took an unexpected turn for the family. And it’s also about happiness, writing, the easy life and the hunt for the perfect crispy bread. The book went directly to the bestseller list and sold out it’s two first print runs.

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Playful and entertaining about life in the countryside. - Marius Wulfsberg, Dagbladet, 5 of 6.

Well-written, entertaining and wise book. - Silje S. Norevik, Bergens Tidende

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The World is a scandal could just as well have been a self-help book as essays. Many of Ravatn's essays are to be understood as chapters in

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the author's own life. Not in the sense that the text is just about how

2016: PEN Translate Award

we should live, it is also about how we consider ourselves while we try

2013: National Radio (NRK) P2’s listener’s prize for The Bird Tribunal

to live. - Knut Hoem, NRK

2013: Book Blogger Award for best Novel (The Bird Tribunal) 2013: The Youth’s Critic’s Prize (The Bird Tribunal) 2011: Språkprisen for excellent use of the Norwegian language in non-fiction for the books Stillstand and Folkelesnad

OTHER TITLES The Bird Tribunal (2013)

Agnes Ravatn Agnes Ravatn (b. 1983) is an author and columnist. In 2015 was she chosen as one of the ten most promising authors under 35 in Norway by the paper Morgenbladet and the Norwegian Festival of Literature. This was the year after her second novel The Bird Tribunal, got fabulous reviews. The Bird Tribunal was also made into a successful play, and could be seen at the theater (Det Norske Teater) for nearly two years. The book is now being turned into a film. Ravatn made her literary début with the novel Week 53 in 2007. Since then she has written three critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections: Standing Still, 2011, Popular Reading, 2011, and Operation self-discipline, 2014. In these works,

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Ravatn shows her unique, witty voice and sharp eye for human fallibility.

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Bjørn Olav Jahr

Who murdered Birgitte? On the night of Saturday May 6, 1995, 17-year-old Birgitte Tengs was found murdered, a mere 500 meters from her home. The young Karmøy girl had been sexually abused and subjected to brutal violence. 21 months later, the police arrested Birgitte’s cousin as a suspect. After spending three weeks in isolation he confessed to a murder he couldn’t remember having committed. Later he withdrew his confession. Gulating Court of Appeals acquitted him. He was, however, ordered to pay compensation to Birgitte’s parents. Now, the question on Gyldendal 2015 398 pages Original title: Hvem drepte Birgitte Tengs?

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OTHER TITLES Smart villains - greedy guys. The History of Finance Credit (2005), Intoxication and Rolex. The story of a whitecollar drug addict (2009) The murders in Baneheia (2017).

everybody’s lips was: If her cousin wasn’t the murderer, then who was? The murder of Birgitte Tengs is one of Norway's most famous criminal cases. In this book the award-winning journalist Bjørn Olav Jahr paints a compelling portrait of a divided community, of families being torn apart and a police investigation that has spun out of control. And above all, he provides a realistic theory of what actually took place in Karmøy that fatal spring night. When the book was released, there were numerous stories in the press about Jahr’s new findings. As a direct result of this book the police investigation was reopened a year later, and is still ongoing. Jahr is currently working on a ten episodes TV documentary about this case, which will be released this autumn.

This well documented presentation of the police’s strategic mistakes and dubious interrogation techniques makes for shocking reading. - Bernt Olufsen, VG

Bjørn Olav Jahr’s crime documentary book «Who killed Birgitte?» is quite impossible to put down. - Anette Os, Fædrelandsvennen

Bjørn Olav Jahr’s book Who killed Birgitte? is a highly accomplished piece of literature …It is a truly unsettling read. - Fredrik Wandrup, Dagbladet

Bjørn Olav Jahr Bjørn Olav Jahr ( f. 1969) is a journalist, author and an editor. He has a degree in social economics from the University of Oslo and has worked several years as a journalist. In 2003 he won the SKUP Prize (Most prestigious Norwegian price for investigating journalism) for the disclosure of the Finance Credit case.

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Øyvin Rannem

The Letters in History Letters surrounds us all the time. But there are not many who know their story or background. In The Letters in History typographer Øyvin Rannem teaches us the West European writing-and letter culture, which extends for more than 2000 years, from antiquity to fascism. Why do letters look like they do? What is their origin? And why was it the Latin letters Forlaget Press 2017 388 pages Original title: Bokstavene i historien

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that won and not the Greek? In the background there’s politics and power struggle, Rome against Constantinople, east against west – north against south, Christianity against paganism. For the first time the development and history of letters is put into a historical context – against the development of society and culture in Europe. A truly remarkable book – which inspires and teaches you everything you didn’t think you needed to know about letters. A perfect companion on a trip to Rome.

You will never read or write in the same way after reading this book. Øyvin Rannem’s The Letters in History is a Norwegian nonfiction book of international format. - Bjørn Gabrielsen, Dagens Næringsliv

A brilliant book - Klassekampen

The context between power and typography is a complex and exciting story. - Le Monde diplomatic

Øyvin Rannem Øyvin Rannem is typographer and former Assistant Professor at Buskerud University College. He has for years been engaged in analytic work with new technology within the graphic industry. He’s earlier written two academic books on typography and history of fonts.

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Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

Jomsviking Year 993. During an attack east of Viken in Norway, Torstein's father is being brutally murdered by Olaf Trygvasson’s men. 12-year-old Torstein is taken as a slave, but opportunity arises and he manages to flee. He sets course for the Orkney Islands, to escape – and in search of his elder brother. In Jomsviking, we follow Torstein Tormodson through his young years as slave and outlaw, and later as he becomes a warrior and mercenary of the infamous brotherhood of the Jomsvikings. Nidhogg forlag 2017 574 pages Original title: Jomsviking NORLA Selection

Jomsviking is the first book in a planned series. Many years of research lies behind this series, that takes us on a journey through large parts of Northern Europe. The action is coincided with actual historical events. As a Jomsviking, Torstein is involved in the power struggle between the Nordic kings and earls, leading up to a violent naval battle at Svolder year 999.

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"Impressive, trustworthy and well-written!" - Tom Egeland, VG

“Magnificent new series about our warrior ancestors! Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen's new Viking novel is a real pageturner. ” - Cathrine Kröger, Dagbladet, 6 of 6

Germany (Penguin Verlag) Holland (Meulenhoff Boekerij) Poland (Czarna Owca) Russia (AST) Denmark (Turbine) Sweden (Lind & Co) Bulgaria (Uniscorp) Norway (Gyldendal)

"Jomsviking – A comprehensive and fascinating epic novel! Anyone who wants excitement, drama, rich descriptions of the environment, and reflected description on characters, gets it in Bull-Hansen's magnificent novel Jomsviking. ” - Finn Stenstad, Tønsbergs blad, 6 of 6

OTHER TITLES Isac (Isak) 2015 Ragnarok (Ragnarok) 2012 Before the Nine Worlds end (Før de ni verdener styrter) 2011 The Jotun’s return (Jotnens hjemkomst) 2010 The Red Bull (Den røde oksen) 2008 The Anubis Trilogy (Anubis-trilogien) 20042007 The Tale of The Antlered God (Horngudens tale) 1996-2004

Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen (1972) is a master of combining historical stories with high suspense. His novel Jomsviking went straight to the best seller list, and during the summer 2017 his novel was the second most sold in Norway, of its year’s releases. The reviews describes his work as impressive, trustworthy and well-written. BullHansen has a comprehensive bibliography, with 17 novels. He defines himself as a traditional Viking skald and he loves to share his knowledge of Norse culture. Authors homepage: www.bull-hansen.com

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Agnes Ravatn

The Bird Tribunal Two people in exile. Two secrets. As the past tightens its grip, there may be no escape… TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear Samlaget 2013 208 pages Original title: Fugletribunalet

that atonement for past sins may not be enough… Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

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Winner of the PEN Translates Award, the NRK P2 listener’s prize, The Youth Critic’s Prize and The Book Blogger Award.

Beautiful about to damaged souls living under the same roof. - Maria Årolilja Rø, Adresseavisen

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The novel remains with you as an electrical charge under your skin.

Czech Republic - Albatros Media Denmark, Batzer France, Actes Sud Germany, btb Italy, Marsilio Lithuania, Svajoniu knygo Russia, AST Licence Limited Serbia, Agora Publishing House Turkey, Tünel UK, Orenda Books (World English Rights)

- Thea Urdal, Dagsavisen

It quivers of excitement and surplus (…) about two people, who only wants to be found and loved. 6/6 - Linda Klakken, Natt og Dag

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Agnes Ravatn

PEN Translates Award The NRK P2 listener’s prize The Youth Critic’s Prize The Book Blogger Award

Agnes Ravatn (b. 1983) is an author and columnist. In 2015 was she chosen as one of the ten most promising authors under 35 in Norway by the paper Morgenbladet and the

OTHER TITLES The World is a scandal (2017)

Norwegian Festival of Literature. This was the year after her second novel The Bird Tribunal, got fabulous reviews. The Bird Tribunal was also made into a successful play, and could be seen at the theater (Det Norske Teater) for nearly two years. The book is now being turned into a film. Ravatn made her literary début with the novel Week 53 in 2007. Since then she has written three critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections: Standing Still, 2011, Popular Reading, 2011, and Operation self-discipline, 2014. In these works, Ravatn shows her unique, witty voice and sharp eye for human fallibility.

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Therese Tungen

Once they were wolves Once they were Wolves is a collection of short stories about people who are confronting something new and unknown in their lives. The stories explores what happens when people are being pushed hard, by others, by themselves, by the unexpected ways life might take. The first sentence in the book sets the scene immediately: ”It had been raining for ten Samlaget 2017 266 pages Original title: Ein gong var dei ulvar

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AWARDS Aschehoug's grant for debutants 2017. Nominated to Youth Critic's Prize.

days. Thunder filled the air. The houses around his were dark and empty, and the moisture clung to his skin and made breathing difficult. Perhaps Inger-Marie and he were the only ones left in the village.” Once they were Wolves came out in March 2017, and has already gotten much attention and critical acclaim, comparing her to Norwegian giants such as Olav Duun and Merethe Lindstrøm as well as classic masters of the short story, like Poe and Chekhov.

«Her stories are long, but still concentrated. They stop exactly when they should. As if the writer lures the reader to the edge of a cliff, and then disappears, leaving the reader to herself.» 5/6 - Brynjulf Jung Tjønn, VG

«We have been given a new, exciting short story writer. She can be mentioned along Merethe Lindstrøm …». 5/6 - Vigdis Moe Skarstein, Adresseavisen

«The strength in Tungen’s short stories are … that they push through the barriers of social realism … it is well-written, brave and original …» 5/6 - Live Lundh, Vårt Land

Therese Tungen Therese Tungen has worked as an editor for ten years, starting at the publishing house Oktober, where she among other things co-edited Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle. She later worked at Kagge forlag and is now an editor for non-fiction at Det Norske Samlaget. Tungen has also worked as a literary critic.

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Jørgen Jæger

Monster Anne and her daughter Thea are relocated to the remote village of Ramnes. They are living with a new identity under code 6, the strictest security code under the protection of the police. Anne is filled with constant anxiety fearing that her ex-husband will find them and kill them. Her life is thrown into disarray when her daughter Thea comes home in shock, and her new husband is found critically beaten at the neighbouring property. At the same time, her linens now smell of her ex-husbands aftershave. Whilst Anne is certain he has managed to locate them, Ole Vik and Cecilie Hopen will soon Juritzen Forlag 2015 414 pages Original title: Monster

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reveal a sombrely more complex story. Monster is the eight book in the series about Ole Vik and Cecilie Hopen.

«Monster may turn out to be the bestseller that launches Jæger into Nesbøs’s League.» - Stavanger Aftenblad

«With his novels, Jørgen Jæger has earned a noteworthy position among this country’s crime authors.»

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«Jæger is without doubt one of my favourite Norwegian crime

AWARDS Nominated to the Norwegian bookseller award three times.

OTHER TITLES The Almighty (Guden) 2017 The Concealment (Fortielsen) 2016 The Knights Cross (Ridderkorset) 2014 The Voice (Stemmen) 2012 Karma (Karma) 2010 Written in Blood (Blodskrift) 2007 Symphony of Death (Dødssymfoni) 2005 The Chameleon (Kameleonene) 2004 Hunting shadows (Skyggejakten) 2003

writers.» - Moss Avis

«Jæger portrays a realistic nightmare in his latest novel.» - NTB

Jørgen Jæger Jørgen Jæger is one of Norways best-selling crime authors. Last year he sold one book every forth minute, making him the third most sold Norwegian crime author. Set in the picturesque remote town of Fjellberghavn, the highly respected police chief Ole Vik and his adept detective Cecilie Hopen is constantly dragged into investigations riddled with social dilemmas, which Jørgen Jæger eloquently incorporates.  Jæger is highly renowned among booksellers, and has been nominated to the prestigious Norwegian bookseller award three times. Homepage: http://www.krimjager.com/

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Thomas Enger

Killed/Cursed/Scared/Pierced/Burned On a cold September night, Henning Juul – one of the best crime reporters in Norway - wakes up to the terrible sound of his six-year old son Jonas screaming. His bedroom door is covered in flames, and while Henning does everything to save his son, he fails miserably. Jonas dies, and Henning gets severely damaged. This is the dramatic start of the first book (Burned) of the Henning Juul series. The critically acclaimed crime series, is so far sold to 30 countries. The series consists of five Gyldendal norsk forlag 2015-2010 384 pages Original title: Banesår/Våpenskjold/Blodtåke/Fantomsmerte/S kinndød

novels (Burned, Pierced, Scarred, Cursed and Killed).

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entertainment.

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AWARDS Best Young Adult Novel of the Year Uprisen – 2014 Nominated to the Riverton Prize 2012 Nominated to the Petrona Awards 2017

This last volume so absolutely live up to the expectations, and the entire series, and after all this is close to 1500 pages, is damn good - Arne Larsen, Litteratursiden.dk

Successful finish. - Trønderavisa

Tightly packed with excitement, unexpected twists, high tempo and a prologue that kept me guessing until the very end. Few other crime stories in recent times have engaged me more than the story of the firedamaged Henning Juul. - Geir Tangen, Author

Thomas Enger Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is the author of the critically acclaimed Henning Juul series, so far sold to 30 countries. A TV series based on the series is also under development.

OTHER TITLES Killerinstinct (Killerinstinkt) 2017 Cursed (Våpenskjold) 2014 Scarred (Blodtåke) 2013 The Evil Legacy (Den onde arven) 2013 Pierced (Fantomsmerte) 2011 Burned (Skinndød) 2010

Thomas writes books for young adults as well, and has just launched a new Crime: Killerinstinct. He has also written a dark fantasy suspense thriller for young adults, The Evil Legacy. Thomas has a degree in journalism, sports and history, and worked in the online newspaper Nettavisen for nine years before becoming an author. He lives in Oslo with his wife and two children. Thomas is also a composer. In addition to writing movie scores, he is working on a musical. Homepage: www.thomasenger.net

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Ingunn Myklebust

#Urban Knitting The new knitting success from Norway; #URBAN KNITTING went straight to the top of the bestseller list when published last year, and stayed there for more than 30 weeks. Ingunn Myklebust, one of Norway's most popular knitters,with more than 40 000 followers on Instagram, has collected her most famous recipes in this book. Ingunn's Pitch forlag 2017 190 pages Original title: #Bystrikk

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speciality is to combine unique traditional patterns with self-developed color schemes into garments you can use in your urban life as well as for leisure. Elegant and trendy, and easy to knit for everyone. The diagrams for the different patterns are made in a readable size, and each round of patterns is numbered, which makes it easier to follow.

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With recipes for adults and children, women and men - and even sweaters to your four-legged friend, this surely is a book that will inspire.

I love to combine tradition with modernity, to find new color

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combinations and think a little different when I develop new patterns.

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My garments can definitely be worn with high heels! - Ingunn Myklebust

Ingunn Myklebust Ingunn Myklebust is one of Norway’s bestselling authors of knitting books. From a small start on Instagram three years ago the interest has been growing rapidly, both in Norway and internationally. Ingunn has now published two books, both of them went straight to the top of the bestselling lists, she has started the successful web shop knitting_Inna, and developed her own yarn collection in collaboration with the largest Norwegian yarn company - House of Yarn. Homepage: https://knitting-inna.com/nb/ Instagram: @knitting_inna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knittinginna/

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Ingunn Myklebust

More #Urban Knitting The success continues. After a fantastic first year on the bestseller list Ingunn Myklebust has just published her second book; More #Urban Knitting, with new patterns and with a newly developed yarn collection in alpaca wool. Ingunn Myklebust is one of Norway's most popular knitters and has more than 40000 followers on Instagram. Pitch forlag 2018 206 pages Original title: Enda mer #bystrikk

Ingunn’s patterns are easy to knit, she combines an urban style with tradition and hopes

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In this book you will find 48 new recipes, among them recipes for women and men,

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her design- and color combinations will inspire you to create your own variations.

children - and even garments for your four-legged friend. Check out the urban skirt Barcode, the fantastic Janneke-sweater and the cool arctic sweater for men. You can find the patterns, and buy the yarn in Ingunn’s web shop; www.knitting_inna.com/nb

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Ingunn Myklebust Ingunn Myklebust is one of Norway’s bestselling knitting authors. From a small start on Instagram three years ago the interest has been growing rapidly, both in Norway and internationally. Since then Ingunn has published two books, both of them went straight to the top of the bestselling lists, she has started the successful web shop knitting_Inna, and developed her own yarn collection in collaboration with the largest Norwegian yarn company House of Yarn. Homepage: www.knitting-inna.com/nb/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/knittinginna/ and www.facebook.com/urbknit Instagram: @knitting_inna, #bystrikk, #urbknit

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Thomas Enger

Killerinstinct (YA) How well do you really know the people closest to you? That’s the question Even Tollefsen must find the answer to when his ex-girlfriend Mari is found dead at Fredheim High School, the morning after the premiere of the School cabaret. One of Even’s friends – and the lead singer in the school band Even plays guitar in - is also found brutally molested and murdered at the same school.  Kagge forlag 2017 256 pages Original title: Killerinstinkt

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The suspicion is quickly turned towards Even. Everyone knows that Mari broke up with him just days earlier, they know he is frustrated, and that he never got an answer to why she did it. Soon Even realizes that his father’s accidental death ten years earlier plays an important part in solving these murders. At the same time, Even starts doubting who of his closest

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AWARDS Best Young Adult Novel of the Year – Uprisen – 2014 Nominated,the Riverton Prize 2012 Nominated, the Petrona Awards 2017

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friends or family he can really trust. The next few days will be intense for Even, who must fight against the rumors spreading in the village. And against a killer who will stop at nothing in order to cover his tracks.

«Enger is one of the most unusual and intense talents in the field.» - Independent, UK

Thomas Enger Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is the author of the critically acclaimed Henning Juul series, so far sold to 30 countries. A TV series based on the series is also under development. The Henning Juul saga consists of five novels (Burned,

Killed (Banesår) 2015 Cursed (Våpenskjold) 2014 Scarred (Blodtåke) 2013 The Evil Legacy (Den onde arven) 2013 Pierced (Fantomsmerte) 2011 Burned (Skinndød) 2010

Pierced, Scarred, Cursed and Killed). He has also written a dark fantasy suspense thriller for young adults, The Evil Legacy. Thomas has a degree in journalism, sports and history, and worked in the online newspaper Nettavisen for nine years before becoming an author. He lives in Oslo with his wife and two children. Thomas is also a composer. In addition to writing movie scores, he is working on a musical. Homepage: www.thomasenger.net

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Asbjørn Rydland

Branded (YA) A story about magic, gaming, ancient gods and the end of the world. Erik is test-driving when he suddenly hits something crossing the road. A silver grey fox is lightly injured and he brings it home. This leads to a visit by an unknown man who assaults Erik. He wakes up in the hospital the day after with a strange symbol tattooed on his chest. Who could have branded him like this, and why? The clues point Erik towards the computer game Reborn, and before he knows it, he’s pulled deeper Samlaget 2016 334 pages Original title: Galderstjerna

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into the game than anyone would have thought possible. Branded is a tense, action packed story for both teens and adults, where cold, hard sci-fi meets Norse mythology in a fantasy novel outside the norm.

The author understands how young people are and act. [...] The book stands out from the crowd in a very popular genre. Science fiction, mythology and fantasy are mixed in a unique way. There are no clichés, and even though it’s fantasy, it’s still believable. - From the jury’s statement, Uprisen 2017

Uprisen for best YA book in Norway 2017 Fable Prize 2012 New-Norwegian Children’s Literature Award 2011

Asbjørn Rydland ASBJØRN RYDLAND (b. 1976) appeared on the Norwegian literary scene in 2010 with the fantasy novel The Dragon Boy, the first of a critically acclaimed series of five. He was awarded both Fabelprisen and Nynorsk Barnelitteraturpris for the series, and his debut book was listed among the best loved Norwegian books for youth/children from 2005 to 2015. Throughout his career so far, he’s been praised for suspenseful and evocative writing, strong, flawed and compelling characters, and the quality of his prose. His sixth book, Branded, marks the beginning of a new series, and has been hailed as a unique, innovative and fresh take on the fantasy genre. In 2017, he was awarded Uprisen for it – Norway’s top award for young adult fiction. Rydland lives in Oslo and has half a lifetime’s experience with role playing games and interactive storytelling, which he himself considers the basis for the trademark tense, character driven action of his books.

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BACKLIST Anders Bortne – The Year of the Wolf

Ida Løkås – To the Waves

NOVEL

It's summer and Daniel is about to pick up his eleven-year-old daughter Sara. The same morning a national press conference is held, where the Minister of Justice warns of a possible terror attack on Norwegian soil. They caution people to be on guard. The Year of the Wolf is about the concerns we have for our loved ones, and what these concerns may end up costing us. What happens when we put restrains on our unconditional love? In an era of terror, can moments without fear truly exist? Tiden 2017 160 Pages Original title: Ulvens år

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Zahl wishes everything could just stay the same. But how can he possibly stand still while everything around him is changing? Since an accident in his youth, Zahl has lived a quiet and secluded life on a small island. But when the house he lives in is sold against his wishes, and the new doctor starts questioning his injury, he is forced to move forward, even if he doesn’t want to… Vigmostad og Bjørke 2016 174 Pages Original title: Til bølgene


ABOUT NORTHERN STORIES NORTHERN STORIES is a new and independent literary agency, representing some of the best writers in Norway, with a nice mix of established profiles and promising authors. We have extensive experience in publishing, and our office is in a literary environment in central Oslo, in the same house as the famous Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen once lived. We cooperate with brilliant co-agents across the world, here they are: • Brazil/Portugal: Villas-Boas & Moss • Czech Republic/Slovakia/Slovenia: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Prague • Greece: Ersalia Literary Agency • Japan: Japan UNI Agency • Korea: Duran Kim Agency • Poland: BooklabSouth • Turkey: Kalem Agency Contact us: ASTRID DALAKER astrid@northernstories.no +47 99 69 19 50 THOMAS MALA thomas@northernstories.no +47 46 67 61 55 Adress: Arbinsgate 1, 0253 Oslo, Norway. Facebook.com/northernstorieslitag Instagram: @northernstorieslitag Twitter: @NorthernStories www.northernstories.no


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