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Maja Lunde

Author of the International bestseller The History of Bees.

Maja Lunde (b. 1975) is the most successful Norwegian author of her generation. Her books are so far translated into 36 languages.

Lunde’s debut novel The History of Bees (2015) was an instant hit and sold to several territories before Norwegian publication. It won The Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize as well as multiple international awards. It was the best selling book in Germany in 2017 and has so far spent 2,5 consecutive years on the official German bestseller list.

The sequel Blue was launched in the fall 2017, as part of the author’s planned Climate Quartet to equal acclaim. Book 3 Przewalskis Horse will be published in the fall of 2019.

Lunde has written several books for children and young adults. The  children’s Christmas book “The Snow Sister” (2018) illustrated by Lisa Aisato, was a record-breaking success, printed in 250 000 copies in Norway and translation rights sold to 26 languages.

Book info
Language
Foreign publisher
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • American EnglishHarperVia
  • British EnglishSimon & Schuster UK/Commonwealth
  • CzechOmega
  • FinnishTammi
  • FrenchPresses de la Cité
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • ItalianMarsilio Editori
  • PolishWydawnictwo Literackie
  • SlovakianSlovart
  • SwedishNatur og Kultur
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • BulgarianUniscorp
  • 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
  • Spanish, CatalanEditora Bruguera & B de Blok (PRH)
  • SwedishBonnier Carlsen
  • TurkishCan Publishing
  • UkrainianThe Old Lion Publishing House
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Battle
  • Battle
  • Maja Lunde
  • 2014
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • BulgarianTonipress
  • DanishTurbine
  • Film rightsFriland
  • GermanUrachhaus
  • SpanishNocturne
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur
  • The Most Amazing Thing
  • Den helt sanne historien om hvordan det aller beste ble til
  • Maja Lunde, Hans Jørgen Sandnes
  • 2017
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Chinese (simplified)Beijing Cheerful Century Co., Ltd.
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishTurbine
  • IcelandicDraumsyn
  • RomanianUnivers Publishing House
  • TurkishFOM Kitap
  • World EnglishWacky Bee Books
  • Blue
  • Blå
  • Maja Lunde
  • 2017
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • American EnglishSimon&Schuster/Touchstone
  • ArabicDar Al-Muna
  • Braz. PortugueseEditora Morro Branco Ltda.
  • British EnglishSimon & Schuster UK/Commonwealth
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishRosinante
  • FinnishTammi
  • FrenchPresses de la Cité
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • GreekKlidarithmos
  • HungarianCser Kft.
  • ItalianSonzogno di Marsilio Editori
  • ItalianMarsilio Editori
  • LithuanianTyto Alba
  • PolishWydawnictwo Literackie
  • RomanianHumanitas
  • SerbianOdiseja
  • SlovakianSlovart
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • AlbanianAleph
  • American EnglishSimon&Schuster/Touchstone
  • ArabicDar Al-Muna
  • Braz. PortugueseEditora Morro Branco Ltda.
  • British EnglishSimon & Schuster UK/Commonwealth
  • BulgarianPerseus Publishing House
  • Chinese (simplified)The Writer’s Publishing House
  • CroatianNaklada Ljevak
  • CzechOmega
  • DanishRosinante
  • DutchDe Bezige Bij
  • EstonianRahva Raamat
  • FinnishTammi
  • FrenchPresses de la Cité
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • GreekKlidarithmos
  • HebrewModan
  • HungarianCser Kft.
  • ItalianSonzogno di Marsilio Editori
  • JapaneseNHK-Publishing
  • KoreanHyundaemunhak Co., Ltd.
  • LatvianJumava
  • LithuanianTyto Alba
  • PolishWydawnictwo Literackie
  • PortugueseMinotauro
  • RomanianHumanitas
  • RussianPhantom Press
  • SerbianOdiseja
  • SlovakianSlovart
  • SloveneUCILA INTERNATIONAL
  • SpanishSiruela
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur
  • TurkishMonokl
  • VietnameseNha Nam Publishing & Communications JSC
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • LatvianZvaigzne
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • Film rightsMaipo
  • GermanUrachhaus
  • RussianAlbus Corvus
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur
  • LanguageForeign publisher
  • DanishTurbine
  • SwedishNatur & Kultur

Maja Lunde (b. 1975) is a Norwegian author and screenwriter. She was born and raised in Oslo where she still lives with her husband and three children.