O L A-author Jostein Gaarder is a traveler who loves to meet his readers all over the world. These days he's visiting China, Beijing, together with the Norwegian Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Linda Hofstad Helleland and NORLA. Enjoy China, Jostein!
Second week on top! Maja Lunde's "The History of Bees" is No 1 on the German Bestseller list for fiction! A sensational achievement, congratulations #majalunde and #btb #Random House!
This beauty of a book arrived today - the Korean edition of #jegblirheldigvisikkelagtmerketil by #livmaritweberg! Congratulation @livvi4pres
Author A. Audhild Solberg and her popular series "The Monster Girls" was one of the top names at Book Arsenal International Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine. The festival is the largest annual event in Eastern Europe dedicated to art and literature. It really looks like you enjoyed meeting your Ukrainian readers, Audhild! Photo: The Old Lion Publishing House
O L A-author Helga Flatland visits the prestigious Authors in Aarhus-festival this weekend, here in conversation with Danish author Carsten Jensen.
Fantastic reviews for Thure Erik Lund's highly anticipated, highly ambitious new novel "Identity". "No one else in the entire Kingdom writes like Lund, every single sentence is both precise and offhand at the same time, driven by a unique, hammering musicality. Thure Erik Lund has written a momentuous satire of our time. A shot in goal from a sharp angle, without the slightest hint of an eagerness to please." (Dagbladet) "For the first time he writes a true lovestory, and it is both sad and fascinating (... ) Identity is a beautiful hybrid and a truly outstanding read." (Aftenposten) "All the reasons why two people choose to live side by side, year by year, are depicted with rare nuance in this book. Rough, deadlocked and passionate. Is this combination at all possible. Oh yes, it is!" (NRK)
May 17th, 2017 and Maja Lunde's "The History of Bees" is No 1 on the German Bestseller list for fiction! A sensational achievement, congratulations Maja Lunde and btb Random House!
Woho!! Ida Hegazi Høyer's "Forgive Me/Perdon" has just been published in Spanish to such fantastic reviews that El Pais flew in journalist Maribel Marin to Oslo to meet and interview the author today.
Hooray and a big congrats to Monica Isakstuen, whose fantastic Brage Award winning novel “Be Kind To the Animals” is just sold to Eichborn, Germany. “Monica Isakstuen writes piercingly and very frankly about a separation that cuts deep, about a modern woman, the relationship to her daughter and her own mother, and – of course – about her own perception of being a mother, when she has to share her daughter with her ex. About a conflict no one likes to talk about, but that concerns too many people to remain in the dark. We are proud to add this intriguing and beautifully written novel to our list.” Juliane Schindler, Editor Eichborn Verlag
O L A celebrating literature, shared authorships and the Norwegian spring, together with publishing friends from Germany, UK and the US last night. Especially honored to have some of our most prominent international authors Kjell Askildsen, Jostein Gaarder and Per Petterson present at the dinner at the Aschehoug Villa.
Hooray! Today we celebrate that Demian Vitanza 's sensational novel “This Life or The Next” is finding its way onto the world stage. We are so proud and happy to announce that worldwide English rights are sold to Amazon Crossing, Dutch/Belgian rights to Mauteau, WPG and Czech rights are sold to Omega. “I found the book powerful, timely, and deeply moving in its depiction of the inherently human desire to find one’s place in world and the consequences of having that desire thwarted or twisted. Tariq’s story is one we in North America don’t often have access to, and Amazon Crossing and I are proud to bring This Life or the Next by Demian Vitanza to a global English audience”, says Elizabeth DeNoma, Senior Editor. “All over the world journalists try to look into the head of Jihadis and Syrian fighters. What’s unique about Demian Vitanza’s This Life or The Next is that it follows the story of an (ex-)foreign fighter going to Syria himself through the first person narrative. We’re left to the man’s doubts, fears and hopes. It’s never clear where truth ends and fiction begins. And it’s just bloody well written.” Stephanie Lemmens, Commissioning Editor, Manteau WPG Congratulations, Demian!