A happy day for anyone in love with Brit’s powerful novel TRE VEGAR TIL HAVET. It’s a brave novel, concludes the jury!
Statement by the jury:
Tre vegar til havet er mange ting, men først og fremst er det ein modig roman…Denne svært komplekse og genuint tragiske tematikken turnerer forfattaren med ein intelligens, ein empati, ei språkleg fingerspisskjensle og eit moralsk vidsyn som til saman gjer Tre vegar til havet til eit betydeleg kunstverk. Av alle desse grunnane er det ei stor glede å tildele Nynorsk litteraturpris for 2018 til Brit Bildøen!»
A straight forward translation would be something à la this:
THREE ROADS TO THE SEA is a lot of things, but more than anything it is a brave novel … The author handles a complex and genuinely tragic theme with intelligence, empathy, literary “fingerspitz gefühl” and with a wide moral perspective which in sum makes this an important work of art. For these reasons it is an honor to give the New Norwegian Literary Award 2018 to Brit Bildøen.
WALKING One step at a Time by Erling Kagge receives wonderful reviews in US, published by Phanteon. The book is now sold to 20 languages, and is today also out in the UK, Viking Penguin.
“A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence. A book to be handled and savored.”
The Wall Street Journal
“[Kagge] challenges readers to take steps toward a better understanding of one’s self and finding a peaceful place in the scheme of life. Recommended for all libraries, especially collections on the environment. The poetic and inspirational words will remind readers of Henry David Thoreau’s work by the same name.”
Library Journal [starred]
“Candid . . . lyrical and sometimes philosophical . . . His awe and wonder are contagious . . . a perfect companion for those who seek mindfulness and meditation in their everyday lives.”—Booklist
“An homage to walking . . . Throughout this brief but eloquent meditation, the author makes a convincing case for the importance of walking. For him, walking is not simply taking a series of steps; it is something thrilling and amazing . . . A thoughtful book-length essay on a taken-for-granted human activity . . . Fascinating.”
Scientist and lecturer at the Institute of Physics at University of Oslo, Anja Røyne received the Brage Prize 2018 for her engaging and not least educating HUMAN ELEMENTS – THE STUFF OUR WORLD IS MADE OF.
“What makes this book the perfect pop.science title, is the way Røyne places new knowledge in a greater context and in ongoing debates on society and our common future. It is not just a well written story about the elements, but a book about being a human being in the world of today,” wrote Åsmund H. Eikenes, Ph.D., author and lecturer.
We are proud to welcome Anja Røyne to our agency!
We are happy that Olav Schewe now has a Swedish publisher, Akademius Förlag. And that the Swedes will have a good chance of becoming smarter students thanks to SUPER STUDENT.
The book consists of three parts:
Learn Effectively: How to study smarter and remember more.
Perform Optimally: How to succeed with exams, tests and assignments.
Think Right: How to motivate yourself, set goals and stay focused.
JUST READ IT!
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.