The Norwegian comedian Are Kalvø has made it all the way to the top of the publishing mountain with CABIN BOOK FROM HELL (Hyttebok frå helvete). Since release this September, the book has been on the bestseller list in Norway. If you can’t read Norwegian, don’t be sad, the book is now being translated into Dutch, German, Swedish, Estonian, Danish. And as the interest for this book is rather big, we will soon see English and Italian editions as well.
New fact: Humor can travel!
Soon kids in the US will be wearing knitted sweaters, ponchos and caps from KlompeLOMPE. This unique hobby book KlompeLOMPE. Strikk til baby, barn og voksen(2015) has made publishers and agents around the world immediately fall in love with KlompeLOMPE. Translation rights have so far been sold to nine languages. First out is the American edition Knitting for Little Sweethearts, published by Schiffer Books.
Congratulations, Torunn and Hanne!
Perseus Books invited Jan Ove Ekeberg to Sofia on the occasion of 25 years anniversary for Scandinavian Studies at University of Sofia.
Plamen Totev, Ekeberg’s publisher, reports from hectic and successful days for the Norwegian visiting author.
Plamen Totev writes: “Our guest was Jan Ove Ekeberg, author of the great historical trilogy ERA OF SWORDS (…) Love, intrigue, passion, greed, vengeance … but excellent literature.”
Perseus Books have also bought Bulgarian rights to the new historical series by Ekeberg; THE LAST VIKING KING, published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. First volume was published to great acclaims from the critics summer 2016, The Apprentice of War. In summer 2018 Ekeberg will launch the second volume in the series, The Devil’s Horseman.
Seven Days in August by Brit Bildøen is longlisted for International Dublin Literary Award 2018. The English edition was published by Seagull Books in 2016, translated into English by Becky L. Crook (226 pp). The original Norwegian novel, Sju dagar i august, was first published in 2014 by Det norske Samlaget.The book has been widely praised in Norway and won P2-lytternes Novel Prize in 2014.
During summer and autumn, Kaja Nordengen’s HJERNEN ER STJERNEN will be published in Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
We look forward to the editions from Rosinante (Denmark), Norstedts (Sweden) and Bazar (Finland) in the coming months.
Enclosed is a picture of the Finnish cover.
We welcome Camilla Dingsøyr as author at Stilton Literary Agency. Her new book Strikk fra Lôkal. Gensere, Jakker og Småplagg has just been published. Danish rights are sold to Turbine.
Camilla Dingsøyr is a designer and owner of the knitwear factory, Lôkal Oslo, at Grünerløkka. www.lokal-oslo.no. Lôkal delivers knitwear patterns to magazines such as Kamille, Kamille Idéer, KK og Maries Ideer (Denmark).
Characteristic for the knitwear from Lôkal Oslo:Soft yarn, thick needles, relaxed and playful style inspired by urban fashion, films and TV-series.
Stilton congratulates Erling Kagge with sales to Ukraine’s largest publishing house, Family Leisure Club, to Estonia’s Postimees, and to China’s Booky, who belongs to one of the biggest publishing groups in China, China South Publishing & Media Group.
Many thanks to co-agents Tatjana Zoldnere and Kristine Shatrovska att. Andrew Nurnberg Associates Baltic. and to Zoe Hsu att. Grayhawk Agency. With these sales SILENCE has now reached a total of 29 territories.
Erling Kagge’s essay Silence in the Age of Noise(2016) has sold to 26 countries since publication late September. At the moment publishers all over the world are preparing their editions of the book. In addition to these, Stilton Agency is at the moment negotiating agreements with three more territories, making this one of the most sold Norwegian non-fiction titles ever.
- Wahlström & Widstrand, Sweden
- Suhrkamp Verlag, Germany
- A. W. Bruna, Netherlands
- People’s Press, Denmark
- Einaudi Stile Libero, Italy
- Companhia da Letras, Brazil
- Penguin Random House, World Spanish
- Flammarion, France
- Locus, Taiwan
- Muza, Poland
- Patakis, Greece
- Gummerus, Finland
- Alma Littera, Lithuania
- Modan, Israel
- Guy Saint Jean, French North America
- Tatsumi, Japan
- Knopf, US
- Viking Penguin, UK & BCW
- Edicions 62, Catalonia
- Quetzal, Portugal
- Alpina, Russia
- Alfa Kitap, Turkey
- Park Kiado, Hungary
- JSC Lauku Avize, Latvia
- Minumsa, South Korea
One of the great non-fiction successes in Norway 2016 was ph.d. Kaja Nordengen’s Hjernen er stjernen (Kagge Forlag). *
Early March Osburg Verlag will bring out the book Magnus Carlsen. Der unerwartete Schachgenie. The original Norwegian edition is written by Aage G. Sivertsen, (Kagge Forlag 2015).
The German edition will have a fresh chapter reporting on the tense thriller on Manhattan where Magnus fought his exhausting battle against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, striving to defend his title as the world’s best chess player.
Magnus Carlsen is known as "The Mozart of Chess” for his cool attitude and playful style. As reigning world champion and the highest ranked chess player in history, he compares favourably with some of the ikons of chess such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. What are the secrets of Magnus’ success? How important is it to have fun rather than just do training and preparations? How does Magnus balance between versatility and focus? How does he prepare for a competition? What is the role of the Carlsen team? In sum; how important is psychology in the world of elite chess — and how much is based on the player’s character and winner instincts?