Trees I Have Known

Trees I Have Known

In collaboration with Norsk Kulturråd

Anna Fiske

Original title: Trær jeg har møtt
Publisher: No Comprendo Press, 2017
Genre: Graphic Novel
Pages: 120 pages

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The chestnut tree in the courtyard: tall, hard, proud; the birch tree with long swinging arms, the weeping willow, and the tree with a trunk black as coal – these are some of the trees in Anna Fiske’s life. And then there are all the pine trees: in the childhood garden, by the sea where they are shaped by salty breeze, in the mountains, in the garden in the new country – it’s important to always have a pine tree in one’s life.

In this picture book for adult readers’ enchanting interaction between memories in drawings and in poetical texts, Anna Fiske has created her own genre.

Foreign rights

Winje Agency

Awards

The best art book of the year, Dagsavisen.
Silver prize winner of ‘Most Beautiful Book of the Year’.

The first-person protagonist is drawn as a moose wandering through a wood of remembrance, with a near blissful smile and an expression of trust in the universe… the expression conveys the core of Anna Fiske’s artistry – openness, understanding, and the ability to articulate nuances where others see clichés.

Aksel Kielland, 'Morgenbladet'

Anna Fiske’s Trees I have Known is a beautiful, marvelling, and poetic book of remembrance that stands out in the field of art books.

Lars Elton, Dagsavisen

Anna Fiske

Fiske anna (1)
Photo: Sara Fiske

Anna Fiske (b. 1964) is a Swedish-born writer, illustrator, and cartoonist living and working in Norway. Fiske has a distinct and unique style, both in her literary and pictorial expression, and has been widely recognised for her work, winning several awards and residences. Fiske published a groundbreaking ad-free reoccurring children’s cartoon Rabbel (2005-2009), receiving her first prize as a cartoonist from the Ministry of Culture for her contribution. Fiske has since been the recipient an astonishing number of awards, including another two from the Ministry of Culture, illustrations (2015) and again as cartoonist (2017), and Bokkunstprisen (2014), to name a few. She was also awarded a literary residency through the prestigious Rasmus Løland Litteraturstipend (2014).

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