Lisa Aisato

Lisa Aisato (b. 1981) is an awarded and critically acclaimed author, illustrator and artist. Her unique style has made her into one of Norway’s most beloved and successfull illustrator. Aisato’s collaboration with various authors, amongst them titles like The Snow Sister by Maja Lunde and The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books by Klaus Hagerup have been sold in more than 30 territories. In 2015 she was named as one of the 10 best Norwegian writers under 35 by the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet. She runs her own gallery in her house at Hvaler islands South East coast of Norway, where she lives together with her family.

Awards:
The 2019 Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize

The 2019 School Library Literary Prize

“Ordknappen 2018” for her illustrations in “The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books”, written by Klaus Hagerup.

The 2016 Sørlandet’s Literary Prize for her illustrations in the biography about Astrid Lindgren, written by Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand.

Best animation short at Tribeca Film festival in 2017 for the animation movie “Odd is an Egg”, based on her picture book by the same title.

Nominations:
The 2019 “Bokslukerprisen” for The Snow Sister” together with author Maja Lunde.

The 2019 Ministry of Culture’s Illustrator Prize for “Being Young”, written by Linn Skåber.

The 2019 YA Prize for “Being Young”, written by Linn Skåber.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in 2015, 2016 and 2018

The H. C. Andersen Award in 2010 and 2016

The 2018 Amanda Prize for the animation movie “Odd is an Egg”, based on her picture book by the same title.

Nominated several times for the Brage Literary Prize, The Critics’ Prize and The Book Bloggers Prize.

Book info
Language
Foreign publisher
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseEditora Morro Branco Ltda.
  • CatalanB de Blok (PRH Spain, Catalan)
  • Chinese (simplified)Thinkingdom Media Group
  • DanishStraarup & co.
  • EstonianRahva Raamat
  • GermanWoow Books
  • ItalianRizzoli Libri
  • KoreanGilbut
  • PolishWydawnictwo Literackie
  • SpanishB de Blok (PRH Spain)
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • TurkishEpsilon
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • BelarusianIP Januškevič
  • BulgarianUniscorp
  • CatalanB de Blok (PRH Spain, Catalan)
  • Chinese (simplified)Zhejiang Literature & Art
  • CroatianNaklada Ljevak
  • CzechHost Publishing House
  • DanishTurbine
  • EstonianRahva Raamat
  • FaroeseBokadeildin
  • Film rightsAnonymous Content
  • FinnishSchildts & Söderströms
  • GeorgianPalitra
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • GreekKlidarithmos
  • HungarianCser Kft.
  • IcelandicForlagið
  • ItalianGiunti Editore
  • KoreanHangilsa
  • LatvianValters un Rapa
  • LithuanianTyto Alba
  • PolishWydawnictwo Literackie
  • RomanianEditura Art
  • RussianAST
  • SlovakianTatran
  • SpanishB de Blok (PRH Spain)
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • TurkishCan Publishing
  • UkrainianThe Old Lion Publishing House
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseEditora Morro Branco Ltda.
  • CatalanPlaneta (Catalan)
  • Chinese (simplified)Beijing Tianlue Books
  • CroatianHibou Publishing
  • DanishTurbine
  • GermanAtrium
  • GreekKonstantinos Gkotsis and Co
  • HungarianScolar
  • RomanianEditura Univers
  • SloveneZaložba Zala
  • SpanishPlaneta (Spain)
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • UkrainianChitarium
  • World EnglishFirefly Books Ltd.
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • AlbanianMedia Print
  • Braz. PortugueseCallis
  • Chinese (simplified)Duku
  • CroatianHibou Publishing
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishRosinante
  • EstonianTammer Raamat
  • GeorgianAcademic Press
  • GermanWoow Books
  • GreekLivanis
  • HungarianScolar
  • IcelandicDraumsyn
  • ItalianRizzoli Libri
  • KoreanAladin Book
  • LatvianZvaigzne
  • LithuanianNieko Rimto
  • PersianFatemi
  • PolishWydawnictwo Czarna Owca
  • PortuguesePenguin Random House Portugal
  • RomanianUnivers Publishing House
  • RussianAtticus
  • Spanish, CatalanPenguin Random House Spain
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • TurkishArden Publishing
  • UkrainianThe Old Lion Publishing House
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • MacedonianArs Lamina
  • Spanish (Latin America and North AmericaPanamericana
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Chinese (simplified)Shanghai Joint Publishing
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishTurbine
  • English in ChinaShenzhen Book Imp
  • HindiManan Books
  • IcelandicDraumsyn
  • MacedonianArs Lamina
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Chinese (simplified)Shanghai Joint Publishing
  • DanishTorgard
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • Bird
  • Fugl
  • Lisa Aisato
  • 2013
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseEditora DSOP
  • DanishTurbine

Lisa Aisato has illustrated the Christmas book “The Snow Sister” (2018), written by Maja Lunde, which was a record-breaking success, printed in 250 000 copies in Norway and translation rights sold to 26 languages and film rights with Anonymous Content.

For her illustrations in “The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books”, written by Klaus Hagerup, she was awarded “Ordknappen”. The book is sold to 26 languages.

Awards:
The 2019 Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize

The 2019 School Library Literary Prize

“Ordknappen 2018” for her illustrations in “The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books”, written by Klaus Hagerup.

The 2016 Sørlandet’s Literary Prize for her illustrations in the biography about Astrid Lindgren, written by Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand.

Best animation short at Tribeca Film festival in 2017 for the animation movie “Odd is an Egg”, based on her picture book by the same title.

Nominations:
The 2019 “Bokslukerprisen” for The Snow Sister” together with author Maja Lunde.

The 2019 Ministry of Culture’s Illustrator Prize for “Being Young”, written by Linn Skåber.

The 2019 YA Prize for “Being Young”, written by Linn Skåber.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in 2015, 2016 and 2018

The H. C. Andersen Award in 2010 and 2016

The 2018 Amanda Prize for the animation movie “Odd is an Egg”, based on her picture book by the same title.

Nominated several times for the Brage Literary Prize, The Critics’ Prize and The Book Bloggers Prize.