In June 1943, Adolf Hitler granted one of his rare audiences to the Norwegian Nobel Prize winning writer Knut Hamsun (1859-1952), a meeting that can be characterized as one of the most sensational and perverted episodes in a small nation´s modern history. Up until now, the meeting has often been treated in apologetic fashion. In the book KNUT HAMSUN – REISEN TIL HITLER (KNUT HAMSUN – THE JOURNEY TO HITLER), Tore Rem draws an uncompromising portrait of Hamsun as a Nazi, but also show how culture and literature became big politics during World War II.
Marathon expert Jack Waitz was trainer and husband of the marathon legend Grete Waitz. He is internationally recognized as a running trainer. His book is easy to read, and succeeds in combining thorough explanation of theory with an emphasis on motivational and enriching experiences.
Cat brothers Blackboot (a staunch outdoor cat) and Whitetache (a staunch indoor cat) lose their provider one day and have to venture out into the world to fend for themselves. They have a strenuous journey full of sorrow, love, friendship, corruption and music ahead of them.
The Norwegian edition of 30 TØFLER – ETT GRUNNMØNSTER (30 SLIPPERS – ONE PATTERN) came out on August 21st. Dutch and Danish Arne & Carlos enthusiasts will be delighted in the beginning of September. Rights are also sold to Germany.
Cappelen Damm Agency is delighted to introduce you to Tore Rem´s REISEN TIL HITLER (THE JOURNEY TO HITLER). Rem is a critically acclaimed author and critic. He was formerly research fellow in English literature at the University of Oxford and is now professor of literature at the University of Oslo.
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.