Maja Lunde

Nominated to The Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize

NO 2 on The Der Spiegel German Bestseller List (week 16)

Maja Lunde swept the world off it’s feet with her debut novel The History of Bees. Now she is back with another magnificent and gripping story about the single most essential thing for human existence: water.

2017: Signe is close to 70, but sets out on a hazardous ocean journey, all alone and carrying a strange load, to confront the man she once loved.

2041: David feels too young to be a father, but has to flee alone with his young daughter through a drough ridden Southern Europe, where there isn ‘t enough water for all anymore. Everything changes the day they discover an abandoned sailboat in a deserted garden far away from any shore.

Blue is the second, stand-alone novel of Lunde’s The Climate Quartet.


Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign 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

Contact agent

Additional info

  • Blå
  • 2017
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 370 pages