Bår Stenvik: THE INFORMATION

Informasjonen                                                                                                           Published by Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2018

Sven left Nora. Or did Nora leave Sven? Something went wrong between them  –but what? Sven should know. He’s an expert in interpersonal communications for the company Human Content, analyzing and counseling people on body language, coaching professionals. His relationship rupture coincides with a mysterious new project, where Sven is tasked with teaching emotional expression to the artificial intelligence SAM, an experimental digital coach. As Sven’s knowledge is transferred to SAM, man and machine grow closer. But how reliable are his assessments? Why does he experience blackouts? What does the company actually want from him? And what happened to Nora?

The Information is a love story involving a woman, a man, and a computer program. A fable about trying to become a better version of oneself. And a suspenseful tale about being human in the information age. The film rights for The Information have been acquired by Bulldozer Film. The critics wrote:

“Bår Stenvik’s successful science fiction-thriller bears tidings of a new and fruitful direction in the art of the Norwegian novel. ”                                                                     Morgenbladet   

“It is impossible not to delight in this novel’s bold moves. The action is exciting, the ideas are smart, and the plot intricate.                                                                           Dagbladet

Bår Stenvik (b. 1976) is a journalist. He has studied English, literature, and musicology, graduating with a M.A. in Liberal Studies from New School for Social Research in New York. “ In 2011 Stenvik published Dirt (Skitt) – a journey in dirt and bad smells, through historical and cultural examples. Dirt was awarded with The Booksellers’ Non-Fiction Prize 2012. He wrote Bluff (Bløff) in 2014 about our yearn for realness and authenticity, and how we cheat in advertising, politics and identity struggles, etc. Translation rights for Bluff  were sold to Germany, Russia.   The Information is Stenvik’s first novel.

 

 

Hilde K. Kvalvaag: HAVE A GOOD LIFE

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Published by Samlaget, 2015

Reluctantly, 16-year-old Knut goes on a trip to Canada with his mother Gunhild. The plan is to follow the footsteps of his great-grandfather who left his wife and six children in Norway, never to return. Knut has dropped out of school after a serious act of violence against his best mate. His mother’s aim is to make this trip into turning point. Moreover, she also has an urge to get away. The journey takes them into the great Canadian wilderness where nothing turns out to be as they have planned or imagined.

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