Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA

Keeperen og havet
Published by Samlaget, 2017

‘Who normally plays in goal?’
‘My jaw dropped. How could he possibly not know? Everybody in the area knew that Lena was the goalie in the boys’ team. She stepped into the circle wearing her goalkeeper’s gloves and looked up defiantly at the man in the black tracksuit.
‘Me.’
‘Is that it?’

The arrival of a new football coach means dark clouds are looming over twelve-year-old Lena Lid’s goalkeeping career. In the house next door, Trille is wondering how to impress the ladies. Meanwhile, as ever, Grandpa is out at sea, looking for the biggest catch of all time and trying not to worry about getting old.

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Lene Wold: NO HONOUR IN CRIME

DOCUMENTARY/CURRENT AFFAIRS

Lene Wold
No Honour in Crime (Ære være mine døtre)
Published by Kagge Publishing, 2017

During the past three years, Lene Wold has spent a considerable amount of time in Jordan with a man who has killed both his mother and one of his two daughters in order to restore his family’s honour. Wold has travelled around Jordan and interviewed a number of people about honour killing. The author portrays the man’s upbringing, culture and dilemmas that shaped him as a person and the choices he made. Wold’s other important source is Amina. This daughter spent several years in prison after the failed murder attempt in order to protect her from her own family. In Jordan, it is the women, the survivors of attempted honour killings, who are imprisoned not the perpetrators.

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Latest rights sale

  • Alfred Fidjestøl: ALMOST HUMAN (chimp biography, 2017): Sold to China.               Previously :  World English Rights.
  • Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA (children’s novel, 2017), sold to Poland,     previously sold to Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark,  England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Russia, Slovenia,  Sweden.
  • Lene Wold: NO HONOUR IN CRIME (documentary, 2017), sold to Iceland,  previously to Denmark.
  • Kim Hjardar/Vegard Vike: VIKINGS AT WAR (cultural history, 2011/2017), sold to France,                                                                                                                                       previously to Denmark, England, Spain,  Sweden.