By weaving together four individual stories, Åshild Eidem describes a complex territory facing internal and external struggles, with overwhelming use of violence all the way down to family-level. SPILLET OM GAZA (THE BATTLE FOR GAZA) reveals the reality behind the news stories in a society brimming with contrasts and extremes, a society which influences news broadcasts across the world.
Create beautiful birthday cakes for celebrations – big and small. Why not surprise your children with a Hello Kitty or pirate cake. But it is much more than cakes for a child´s birthday party in BURSDAGSKAKER (BIRTHDAY CAKES). The author presents recipes for traditional cakes, such as raspberry meringues, rainbow cake, cheesecake and good, old-fashioned layer cake, and also includes recipes for decorated themed cakes.
I am quite sure you have never really known what buttons can be used for. We all have buttons lying around or stored in a jar somewhere. In KREATIV MED KNAPPER (KREATIVE WITH BUTTONS) Helene S Lundberg gives us some great and rather creative ideas as to how these can be put to good use.
We already knew that Erlend Loe is capable of concocting wildly funny stories about people on the edge of reason. In his upcoming novel VAREOPPTELLING (TAKING STOCK) Loe is taking it even further. Poor Nina, a poet, falls off the edge.
Earlier this year Vigdis Hjorth´s LEVE POSTHORNET! from 2012 was nominated to the P2 Radio Listeners´ Award for Best Novel. She is also one of four novelists nominated for the Critics´ Award.
We congratulate Peter Franziskus Strassegger who last week won the Tarjei Vesaas´ First Fiction Prize for his novel STASIA (STASIA), a prize which has also been given to authors like Lars Saabye Christensen, Roy Jacobsen and Karin Fossum.
You didn´t? Well, it is never too late… Meet a kind snake, Jake, in Camilla Kuhn´s new picture book GORM ER EN SNILL ORM (JAKE IS A KIND SNAKE). It is a funny, good read and you will never forget or meet another snake like Jake.
With ANNAS HIMMEL (ANNA´S HEAVEN) BolognaRagazzi Award winner Stian Hole has created another breath-taking picture book. The book will be published in mid March.
In Pål Gerhard Olsen´s YA novel TUMBLING DICE we are dragged into a sizzling mystery filled with action, and a plot that keeps the tension taut from start to finish.
One of our hottest titles in Frankfurt this year, DET SISTE DU SKAL SE ER ET ANSIKT AV KJÆRLIGHET (THE LAST THING YOU WILL SEE IS A FACE OF LOVE), is nominated to both the Youths´ Critics´ Prize and the P2 Radio Listeners´ Award for Best Novel.
In 2009 Roy Jacobsen was shortlisted to the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel HOGGERNE (THE BURNT-OUT TOWN OF MIRACLES). This year his name appears again on the award´s longlist. Will VIDUNDERBARN (CHILD WONDER) bring the award home?
Our impressively prolific author Hans Olav Lahlum is having great success with his retro detective series about K2 and his side-kick Patricia. UK publisher Mantle and Korean publisher Kugil have recently snatched the first three books in the series.