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 26 2017

Darkroom by Mette Karlsvik just launched in Norway

Beautiful and strong review: "Mette Karlsvik has written an original and tender novel about a father and daughter – relationship (..) “Darkroom” is both a complex and moving story about family relations and the importance of being seen with love and understanding.
First review today by Turid Larsen, Dagsavisen, daily morning.

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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 nominated to the prestigious Brage Prize for Bli Björk. She writes books in all disciplines and genres, and also works as a journalist.

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Olaug Nilssen

Olaug Nilssen (b.1977) made her real breakthrough in 2005 with Turn Me On, Dammit (Få meg på, for faen). The book breaks taboos in relation to young people and sexuality and was defining for a whole generation. Since then she has written books in many genres and made her mark as an unusual and important voice in Norwegian literature. . Olaug Nilssen was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize for Tale of Terrible Times for best Norwegian fiction in 2017

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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

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SKALD Publishing House

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Pelikanen Publishing House

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Jæren Publishing House

jarenforlag.no

Det Norske Samlaget

samlaget.no

Tiden Norsk Forlag

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