Thor Gotaas: RUNNING: A WORLD HISTORY

Running - A World HistoryLøping. En verdenshistorie
Published by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2008/2018

An original, funny, and almost improbable world history. Why do people run? Four millennia ago in Mesopotamia, King Shulgi ran from Nippur to Ur to take part in a religious festival. In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh had to run to prove his vitality and to hold on to power. And then there are the little-known naked runs, whore runs, endurance tests at bars, backward runs, monk runs, and the Inca Empire’s got professional runners. Thor Gotaas shows us what running, in all its remarkable diversity, is and has been for mankind.

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Jan Roar Leikvoll: THE PREACHER

Jan Roar Leikvoll: Forkynnaren/The PreacherForkynnaren
Published by Samlaget, 2015

When Jan Roar Leikvoll died in 2014, he left behind several manuscripts. One of these was The Preacher (Forkynnaren). Here we meet an old man called Hans who suddenly wakes up one day after a long spell of illness, convinced that he has a personal calling. Without knowing what lies ahead, he leaves his farm and rows his boat across the fjord, never to return. On his journey he takes on passengers who tell him about their longings and their life stories. The Preacher is a beautiful little narrative about loss, consolation and reconciliation.

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Maria Parr: WAFFLE HEART

Cover of 'Waffle Heart'Vaffelhjarte
Published by Samlaget, 2005

One thing Trille knows for sure: that his great aunt makes the world’s best waffles. He is sure, too, that Knert-Mathilde is a wonderful place in which to live – and that his neighbour, Lena Lid, is his best friend. But he is anything but sure that he is her best friend. And when Lena asks him exactly why he wants a father, although he has one, Trille isn’t sure about that, either.

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Kari Stai: YESPER AND NOPER – THE NEIGHBOUR

Kari Stai: Jakob og Neikob – Naboen/Yesper and Noper – the NeighbourJakob og Neikob – Naboen
Published by Samlaget, 2016

The fourth book in the series about Yesper and Noper deals with the unfamiliar. One day, Yesper and Noper see that they have a new neighbour. Yesper is happy, while Noper is extremely sceptical, building a tall fence to stop their neighbour coming to see them. Yesper builds a bridge precisely to enable the neighbours to visit each other. Hasn’t Yesper heard that you’re not supposed to talk to strangers? When their neighbour suddenly closes the curtains, Noper thinks this is clear proof: the neighbour has something to hide!

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Kenneth Steven / Øyvind Torseter: THE STORY ABOUT HOW DOGS GOT WET NOSES

The Story About how Dogs got Wet NosesHistoria om korleis hunden fekk våt snute
Published by Samlaget, 2012

A fabulous twist on the story of Noah’s Ark. When water floods the land, old Noah builds a huge ark and takes on board creepy-crawlies, farm animals and wild animals of every type. While they are out at sea something awful happens, the boat springs a leak! What on earth can they do? Luckily Noah knows a way. This picture book is a lively retelling of the old fable.

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Latest rights sale

 

  • Lene Wold: NO HONOUR IN CRIME (non-fiction. 2017), sold to Czech, previously to Iceland, Denmark and Canada (World English rights).
  • Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA (children’s novel, 2017), sold to Serbia, , previously to Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia,  Denmark,  England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia,  Poland, Russia, Slovenia,  Spain,  Sweden, Ukraina.
  • Bjørn Berge: NOWHERELANDS (non-fiction, 2017), sold to Estonia,                         previously to Japan, South Korea, England, Czech, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, USA
  • Pia Strømstad/Trond Bredesen: 10 DARINGS EXPEDITIONS (children’s non fiction, 2018), sold to Czech, Finland, Slovakia.
  • Kari Smeland: THE CROWDIVE FAMILY AND THE SNEEZE IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (children’s novel, 2014), sold to Malta, previously to Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Turkey.
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Terje Tvedt: A JOURNEY IN THE HISTORY OF WATER

Cover of 'A Journey in the Future of Water'VannEn reise i vannets historie
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2007/2011

The future of water is the future of humankind. Are we living in the century of droughts? Of floods? Or both? How water will run in our societies will impact global power relations, the environment and the balance between rich and poor. It will define war and peace and the destinies of countries and continents. Nobody can escape the consequences. These are issues raised by professor and historian Terje Tvedt in his book “A Journey in the future of water” More…

Erna Osland and Per Ragnar Møkleby: WHEN IT RAINS IN AFRICA: A BOOK ABOUT WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

'When it Rains in Africa' coverNår det regner i Afrika
Ei bok om vêr og klimaendringar
Published by Samlaget, 2015

A fact book for children all about meteorology. What creates the weather? Where does the wind come from? Why does hail come down at the speed of a racing car and why does it even rain in the first place?

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