To many Norwegians, Easter is the time to snuggle up in a comfortable armchair and delve into stories of ice-cold murders and thrilling mysteries. This is evident in Cappelen Damm´s new rights list, where you can read about several strong crime novels this spring. Three of them are debut crime novels.
In the wake of Magnus Carlsen´s victory in the World Championship in chess in November 2013, international attention has been brought to the biography MESTEREN (THE MASTER) by Arne Danielsen. Foreign rights have been sold to Denmark and the Netherlands.
In I HATETS FOTSPOR (IN THE WAKE OF HATRED) Øyvind Strømmen looks at the modern hatred towards Muslims. With elements of reportage, and with an international approach, Strømmen asks where this hatred came from and why it came about.
Less than a month after publication Turid Langeland´s first book is sold to two countries. We feel pretty sure this is only the beginning. The book is outstanding when it comes to design, patterns and atmosphere.
In this delightful concept and cookbook TID MED MATEN (MINDFUL EATING), M.D. Fedon A. Lindberg presents a simple, delicious, Mediterranean-inspired and well-balanced approach to food which will revolutionize the way you think about your meals. It is all about mindfulness.
This is what Dagbladet´s reviewer said about Selma Lønning Aarø´s latest novel JEG KOMMER SNART (I´M COMING!). Aarø´s heroine Julie spends an entire week in bed, pursuing an orgasm, whilst husband and children come knocking on the bedroom door.
We are thrilled to announce that author Yulia Horst and illustrator Daria Rychkova´s HALENS HISTORIE (TAILS THROUGHOUT TIME) has won the BolognaRagazzi Award in the category Opera Prima, an award devoted to works by new authors and illustrators.
Odd Klippenvåg´s critically acclaimed novel ET PERSONLIG ANLIGGENDE (A PERSONAL MATTER) has everything you could ask for from a great read: a beautiful language, powerful descriptions of milieu, complex characters and family secrets.
What do you need when you are not especially brave, when you are terrible at football, when you always start crying when others tease you? A crocodile, of course! KROKODILLETYVEN (THE CROCODILE THIEF) tells you how and why.
Thomas Marco Blatt, winner of the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas Debutant Prize, ventures into the field of children's and young adult fiction with a beautiful and crystal clear examination of the all-consuming experience of first love.
SÅ VAKKER DU ER (YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL) by Brynjulf Jung Tjønn is a novel about a boy on the brink of becoming a young man, all whilst another young man is fading away. This is a story that touches upon grabbing the chances life gives you - and the fact that one day, quite suddenly, there may be no more chances to grab.
Mari Moen Holsve won the ARK Prize for her first installment in the fantasy trilogy about HALVGUDENE (THE DEMIGODS). This autumn the trilogy was completed, and the sales numbers are impressive!