Norwegian and Scandinavian literature of high quality

Winje Agency is representing authors of high quality in all genres. WA was founded in 2016 by Gina Winje in Norway.

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Journal

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October 16 2017

Septology by Jon Fosse sold to Rowohlt during Frankfurt Bookfair

Septology is a new work of prose by Jon Fosse. The first two parts out of seven will be published during Frankfurt Bookfair in 2019, when Norway is guest of Honour. The next parts of this work, still in writing, will be published in 2021 and 2023.
Rowohlt acquired rights for the whole work, all seven parts, last week during Frankfurt Bookfair. This new masterpiece is by now sold to Rowohlt in Germany, Fitzcarraldo in UK and Batzer in Denmark.

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October 9 2017

Mushrooms and grief in the bookfair - air!

Long Litt Woon´s wonderful book Unexpected Dawn: A story about mushrooms and grief is travelling well, New preempt sale to Scribe Publishing House for World – English rights today, so far sold to 6 languages, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish.

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October 9 2017

Children Books from Ena Publishing House

Winje Agency represents Children Books from Ena Publishing House. English catalogue is ready to be sent to you by mail and will soon be presented at this website, please get in touch for more information.

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Cover all the lives
October 7 2017

All the lives we never lived by Anuradha Roy

A wonderful new novel by Anuradha Roy is being introduced to new and old publishers these days, her fourth novel is already sold to btb in Germany. A vibrant, deeply moving novel that will find new readers all over the world?

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October 7 2017

Rights for Jon Fosse's work

Jon Fosse has written prose, plays, poems, short -stories, essays and children books. Winje Agency represent all rights for publication, sold to more than 40 languages so far. Plays for theatres are represented by Colombine in Sweden.

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Authors

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Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy’s literary debut, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, is highly praised not only in India, and widely translated, listed by World Literature Today as one of the essential books on India. Both her second and third books have won major literary awards, and Roy establishes herself as an important literary voice. Playful and lively, Roy writes about the paradoxes and gaps in modern societies.

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Arnar Már Arngrímsson

The Saga of Sölvi the Young is Arnar Már’s debut novel. It was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in 2015 and was awarded the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2016. Arnar Már studied Icelandic and German literature at the universities in Reykjavik and Cologne. He has worked as a sailor, a caregiver, and a tour guide. He now teaches Icelandic at Akureyri Junior College.

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Bjørn Arild Ersland

Bjørn Arild Ersland (born 1965) has written more than 40 books for children and young readers, within fiction and non-fiction. He has been nominated for a large number of awards, including four nominations for Norway’s prestigious “Brageprisen”. Ersland debuted as a novelist for adults with Huge events on a small scale (Pelikanen 2016), which received very good reviews. “Please write more for adults!” Wrote Anne Cathrine Straume in NRK Book. Something he has now done.

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Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen /Akin Duzakin (illustrations)

Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen (b. 1954) has studied at the Norwegian College of Journalism in Oslo, as well as the University of Oslo, where she studied pedagogy, and Tromsø Teaching College. She has written several picture books, and has collaborated with illustrators such as Ana Ventura, Hilde Hodnefjeld, Ragnar Aalbu, and Akin Duzakin.
Akin Duzakin (b. 1961) is a graduate of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo. He has illustrated over 40 picture books, and written two. He has received the Brage Award twice for picture books made in collaboration with Liv Marie Austrem. He has also received the Department of Culture’s Award for Illustrated Children’s Books twice, and received the Book Art Award in 2006 for his many years of work as an illustrator. Duzakin is particularly well known for his poetic, slightly naivist motives, using a characteristic palette. He displays great figurative abilities and a strong sense of craftsmanship in his work.

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Elisabeth Beanca Halvorsen

Halvorsen (born 1979) is a Norwegian writer, playwright and translator of German literature. Her latest book is Doris Lessing. En litterær forfølgelse (Doris Lessing. A literary Pursuit) (Gyldendal 2016). She lives in Oslo and Vienna.

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Frode Granhus

Frode Granhus wrote from the place he knew best: Home. Granhus worked and lived in Leknes in Lofoten. Granhus lived in the perfect setting for a crime story, and wrote the northern landscape in sublime ways into his wellknown and praised “Lofoten – crime novels”.
Shipwreck became his fifth and sadly last book about Rino Carlsen. Frode Granhus died suddenly, aged 54 years old in September 2017.

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Jens M. Johansson

JENS M. JOHANSSON (b. 1971) is an award-winning author and journalist. He debuted as a short story writer in 2002, and has since released five novels and several non-fiction books. His book “A Good Life”, published in 2016, was praised by several critics as one of the best books of the year. Johansson has been translated into several languages. He lives in Oslo with his wife and two children. No dog.

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Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse is widely considered one of the world’s most important living writers. Born in 1959 in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he lives today in the Grotten, an honorary residence, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway.

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Leiv Magnus Grøtte / Silje Elin Matnisdal

Silje Elin Matnisdal was born in 1982 and comes from Brusand in Jæren. She has grown up on a farm and has always had an inherent and strong relationship with animals. You see this in her photos.
Leiv Magnus Grøtte was born in 1954 and lives in Stavanger. He is originally a teacher, but has worked as a tourism manager, and has been a copywriter in the advertising industry for 25 years.

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Lisbeth Dreyer

Lisbeth Dreyer is a Norwegian writer and filmmaker, living in Bergen. Lisbeth has made short films, documentaries and written books for children. Since her literary debut in 2008 she has published the childrenbooks Luisa and the Owl and Konrad The Sea Urchin, as well as The Westcoast Garden andThe Album of Knud Knudsen (2015).

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Long Litt Woon

Long Litt Woon (born 1958 in Malaysia) is an Anthropologist and certified Mushroom Expert in Norway. She went to Norway in her youth as an exchange student. There she met and later married a Norwegian, Eiolf Olsen, and made Norway her home. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway. The author’s surname is Long in accordance to Chinese naming tradition.

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Mette Karlsvik

Mette Karlsvik (born 1978) had her literary debut in 2005 with Vindauga i matsalen vender mot fjorden, for which she was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas’ debut prize. In 2011 she was awarded both Stig Sæterbakken memory prize, The Booksellers stipendium and the Skien Munincipality annual artist prize, and she was nominated to the prestigious Brage Prize for Bli Björk. She writes books in all disciplines and genres, like fiction, non-fiction and children literature, and also works as a journalist.

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Øystein Morten

Øystein Morten is a historian and author. He has released a string of critically acclaimed books, such as The Search for Saint Olaf (which was awarded 6/6 stars by Norway’s largest newspaper, VG), and The Search for Sigurd the Crusader.
Pål Hermansen is one of the country’s most distinguished photographers. He has contributed to 22 books, and has been published and celebrated all over the world.

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Øyvind Vågnes / Akin Duzakin (illustrations)

Øyvind Vågnes (born 1972) is a writer and researcher at the University of Bergen. Vågnes has written non- fiction and novels, and writes about music in a Norwegian weekly newspaper.

Akin Duzakin (b. 1961) is a graduate of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo. He has illustrated over 40 picture books, and written two. He has received the Brage Award twice for picture books made in collaboration with Liv Marie Austrem. He has also received the Department of Culture’s Award for Illustrated Children’s Books twice, and received the Book Art Award in 2006 for his many years of work as an illustrator. Duzakin is particularly well known for his poetic, slightly naivist motives, using a characteristic palette. He displays great figurative abilities and a strong sense of craftsmanship in his work.

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Ruth Lillegraven

Ruth Lillegraven (b.1978) comes from Hardanger, Norway, and now lives in the county of Bærum. She debuted with the poetry collection Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since then she has published the novel Between Us and the poetry collections Urd, The Manila Hall and Sickle. For Urd she won the prestigeous Brage Prize in 2013. She has also published five books for children.

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Collaborators

Vigmostad & Bjørke Publishing House

vigmostadbjorke.no

SKALD Publishing House

skald.no

Pelikanen Publishing House

pelikanen.no

Jæren Publishing House

jarenforlag.no

Det Norske Samlaget

samlaget.no

Tiden Norsk Forlag

tiden.no