AN ODE TO DARKNESS SOLD TO CROATIA AND SPAIN – NOW 10 FOREIGN SALES!
My Men nominated to the Young Critic’s Award
Now 9 foreign sales!
International interest is increasing, we are happy for announcing a two-book deal to Kiepenheuer & Witch in Germany. Helga Frese-Resch, the German publisher secured a two-book deal and says: “This is exactly what we have been looking for, a perfect family saga with elaborated characters, a page-turning pace, an intelligent plot, an interesting historical background, and a perfect setting”.
Aranzazu Sumalla, acquisition editor at Ediciones B (Penguin Random House Spain) secured world Spanish rights for Havets kirkegård, she says: “This is an intense novel with a captivating and relentless plot that keeps the reader hooked from the first pages on. All this is accompanied by compelling characters, vibrant and exotic settings as well as a solid historical background that allows us to discover some unknown pages from Norway’s past but also from the years that have carved 20th century Europe as we know it.”
Hungarian and Italian offers are in, this adventurous story will be continued!
Nominated for The Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize
My Men nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize and sold to Poland
My Men by Victoria Kielland sold to Sweden
The Cemetery of the Sea sold to Israel and Finland
Two Words for Destruction is a highly praised debut novel by the composer, musician, singer and author Sandra Kolstad. Kolstad writes with a precise,clear literary voice a story of love, breakdown and submission, about how easy it is to disappear within the will of another. Love and power are masterly investigated in Kolstad’s debut novel. – " small wonder of a book … luminous, reflected prose about the beauties and horrors of love" says the critic and author Kjetil Røed in his review.
The Cemetery of the Sea pre-emtped to Sweden and France in 2 – book deals
My Men by Victoria Kielland – selected title by NORLA,
Art and Death. A User’s Manual by Kjetil Røed is a selected narrative non – fiction title by NORLA this autumn. A powerful argument for how art, when it moves us, can change our lives. See the author presentation here:
My Friend, the Pirate - selected title by NORLA
Rave review for The Sea Cemetery by Aslak Nore
My Men by Victoria Kielland sold to Dalva in France
First sale for My Men by Victoria Kielland, pre-emptet to Dalva in France. The publisher, Juliette Ponce, says:
- The author has such a talent for capturing the contradiction lying under any love obsession: the urgency and the longing, the exaltation and the abyssal loneliness. There’s so much in this book, it is such a rewarding and fulfilling read! I think Kielland’s novel, which perfectly breaks away from all the clichés and representations we tend to have about women (just like her character does) would feel very at ease in our catalogue.
8 sales for Everything is Mine – now sold to Sweden
Welcome to Victoria Kielland – congratulations with rave reviews for your novel My Men
“Another gripping pageturner, AV MITT BLOD presents a vulnerable Clara suffering a severe backlash.
Like ALT ER MITT, this book will leave readers yearning for a sequel and more of Ruth Lillegraven’s crystalline prose”, says Marion Wichmann in List /Ullstein Verlage.
Av mitt blod (Blood Ties) is by now sold for publication in English, Danish, German, Italian and Polish, and the Polish edition will be published already mid -September 2021.
Infernal Restitution – a joy to read!
A gorgeous and important book – the Mariana Trench is a book written with love
Welcome to Ole Kristian Løyning
Stine Pilgaard wins the Golden Laurels
Art and Life. A User’s Manual by Kjetil Røed sold to Poland
Praise for Blood Ties by Ruth Lillegraven
Simplicity and depth – glooming review of French edition ofSigd, La Serpe by Ruth Lillegraven
Rave review of Mariana Trench by Ida Lødemel Tvedt
The Danish success, The Land of Short Sentences (Metres per Second) by Stine Pilgaard presented by World Editions
Metres per Second sold to France
The National Ibsen Prize to Jon Fosse
Blood Ties by Ruth Lillegraven is the second title in the Clara – series, to be published in Norwegian in May. Among NORLA’s Selcted titles this spring.
The Art of Whistling: A Portrait of Thorvald Steen
Olaug Nilssen winner of the P2 Audience Novel Award 2020
About Art and LIfe – welcome Kjetil Røed
Septology I – II: The Other Name is longlisted to the DUBLIN Litereary Award
I Is Another nominated to the Norwegian Critic’s Prize 2020
Metres per Second by Stine Pilgaard sold to WSOY in Finland
Weekendavisen’s Literature Prize 2020 to Metres per Second by Stine Pilgaard
Helle Helle’s new novel is quite simply brilliant
The One Needful Thing is among the best novels of the year!
It’s a joy to welcome Thorvald Steen, and his superb body of work, to Winje Agency.
A chapter from Mariana Trench by Ida Lødemel Tvedt in N+1’s autumn edition
The Art of Swimming sold to btb, Germany
Two new sales and prize nominations
Three important nominations for The One Needful Thing by Olaug Nilssen
Excerpt from The Art of Swimming (Dette er også vatn) by Inger Bråtveit to be published in Terras
Wonderful praise for I Is Another: Septology III – V
New sales for Metres per Second by Stine Pilgaard
Nominated to the 2020 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
Newspapers in Norway reads and reviews The One Needful Thing by Olaug Nilssen on publication day: Overwhelmingly good reviews!
The author is being praised for her courage, for her writing with surgical precision, and for humour, respect and drive in the novel: BRAVO!
Quotes to come within shortly!
Pre-empted to new, independent publihsing house!
To welcome the Danish author Helle Helle, one of the most distinct, clear voices and praised Nordic authors is a huge joy. Her new novel BOB will be published in Danish in January 2021 by Gutkind in DK. WA is her new proud agency.
Against Normality – new narrative – non fiction by Bjørn Hatterud
Metres per Second is wonderfully reviewed in Denmark and loved by the Danish readers. More than 20 000 copies sold within a few summer – weeks, claimed to be the Danish “Book of the Year” by Jyllands Posten. Sold to Pelikanen in Norway and Uitgeverij Oevers in The Netherlands.
Stine Pilgaard is one of the most original, humourous and sharp voices in Scandinavian literature. It is a huge pleasure to welcome Stine and her new novel Metres per Second to Winje Agency, as one of the first publications by the new Danish publishing house, Gutkind.
A feast to read and already sold to Pelikanen Publishing House in Norway.
The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions is sold to Meteor Publishing House in Norway
Drafts from the Mariana Trench by Ida Lødemel Tvedt is now sold to Kommode Verlag in Switzerland for publication in German translation.
The publisher, Annette Beger says:
“Ida Lødemel Tvedts Essays in Marianegropen are sensual, direct, courageous, witty, pictorial, energetic and highly sensitive. One gets the feeling of a story, like in a novel, even though the essays can also stand for themselves. Ida Lødemel Tvedt immediately captivated me with her unique perception and her ability to describe the “in-between” in a way in which I believe anyone can experience while reading this book.“ Congratulations dear Ida (Facebook) and Kommode Verlag!
Marianegropen is so far sold to Klim in Denmark and to Kommode Verlag in Switzerland.
“The Other Name: Septology I – II is a major new work of Jon Fosse, and is deftly translated into English by Daimon Searls. Written in hypnotic prose that shifts between the first and the third person, The Other Name calls into question concrete notions around Fosse presents us with an indelible and poignant exploration of the human condition that will endure as his masterpiece”, says his English publisher Fitzcarraldo Editons in a press release today.
Congratulations to Jon Fosse, Samlaget, his Norwegian publishing house, Fitzcarraldo Editions, translator Daimon Serals and all the dedicated Fosse – publishers around the world.
The Other Name by Jon Fosse nominated to the Norwegian Critics Prize
Shining theater in the winterdark
Theater, as sensitive and brillliant as theatre can be,
says Per Christian Selmer – Anderssen in Aftenposten.
Sichel, the prizewinning narrative poems by Ruth Lillegraven in adaptation at Det Norske Teatret. First night was 7 November and the reviews are wonderful. Performances in November and December 2019.
Harp Song from a Silent Wood by Laila Brenden sold to Ullstein List in Germany
Thought-provoking, strange and magnetic, Deep Fjord is a riveting thriller against the fascinating backdrop of a misty nordic landscape which perfectly matches the inquietude of its unforgettable characters, says Anna Leoncino in Carbonio
The Knife. A search for the Artistry and Craftmanship of the Norwegian Knife by Thomas Winje Øijord
Milk new novel by Mette Karlsvik
The Brook – new novella by Bjørn Arild Ersland
Sickle by Ruth Lillegraven on German hotlist for best publications by indie-publishers in 2019
Strong and wonderful reviews for The Other Name. Septology I II in Norway
Glowing review for “The Norwegian Mushroom Book” by Long Litt Woon in The New York Times!
The Way Trough the Woods is nominated to the Jan Michalski Prize
A Tale of Terrible Times by Olaug Nilssen is sold to Turbine Publishing House in Denmark
Eight sales for In Defence of Darkness
THE BEST LITERATURE THIS SEASON!
Skogen den grøne (The Green Forest) by Ruth Lillegraven, has been nominated to this same prestigious prize, however in TWO categories.
Praise to Mari Kanstad Johnsen also for her brilliant and moving illustrations.
This strong and beautiful children book by Ragnar Aalbu is nominated to The Ministry of Culture’s prestigious Prize for Best CYA – Literature in 2018. Winner to be announced early March.
Praise for “In Defence of Darkness”
Deep Fjord by Ruth Lillegraven in pocket edition
Welcome to Sigri Sandberg
Finding Places. The Search for the Brain’s GPS is sold to World Scientific Publishing
Ten Knives in the Heart – shortstories inpired by the sagas by ten contemporary authors
Three Books in Winje Agency are Selected Titles by NORLA this autumn
International interest for Deep Fjord by Ruth Lillegraven
Literature with the power to change - Olaug Nilssen and Prime Minister Erna Solberg in conversation.
The award-winning book A Tale of Terrible Times, took Norway by storm with its arrival. In a recent talk at the House of Literature in Oslo, the author met with Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. In attendance was also HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has praised this novel as a deeply touching masterpiece.
The first international publications of 'The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning' coming this fall.
The international hit, The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning, is finally ready for print, with the first publication launching this month in Finland. Followed by Danish, Dutch, and Swedish in September; French, Spanish and Catalan the following months. The final four publications are due next year. Congratulations and thanks to all the dedicated and enthusiastic publishers and translators, and to Woon Long!
Anuradha Roy’s latest novel, All the Lives We Never Lived has been received with wonderful reviews from several international publications, including Times, The Spectator, Irish Times. Roy’s ability to bridge the personal and political with eloquence has culminated in this memorable novel.
Sigd by Ruth Lillegraven is now sold to 4 languages.
Finding Places: The Search for the Brain’s GPS by Unni Eikeseth has been sold to Jagiellonian Univeristy Press in Poland. The sale was negotiated by our talented partner Piotr Wawrzeńczyk at Book/lab.
The Stories of Estragon: The Rat Catcher from Sorø is sold to ABC Forlag in Denmark.
Anna Fiske’s recent graphic novel Trees I have known, a unique reading experience, is now part of the Winje Agency collection. Fiske is a Swedish-born writer, illustrator, and cartoonist, living and working in Norway, and has been internationally celebrated for her work.
Winje Agency is delighted to announce we are expanding our Children’s book catalogue with the award-winning author Gaute Heivoll’s The Tales of Estragon.
Ruth Lillegraven’s award-winning collection of poetry Sickle (Sigd) has recently been sold to French and Spanish languages.
Jon Fosse’s Scenes from a Childhood (Prosa frå ein oppvekst) was published today in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions.
A Tale Of Terrible Times by Olaug Nilssen has been selected by NORLA for their Spring 2018 catalogue.
Jon Fosse will be published in Russian for the very first time.
"A Tale of Terrible Times" by Olaug Nilssen is shortlisted for the Book Blogger's Prize for Best Novel 2017!
The Book Bloggers Best Novel Award is a wonderful Prize, this year awarded for the fifth time in Norway. There is two classes; one class for the Best Novel of the Year, the other class is Open for more genres. Will The Brage Prize winning novel A Tale og Terrible Times by Olaug Nilssen also win this prestigious prize? Now on the excellent shortlist!
The dedicated publishing house Misuzu Shobo in Japan has just bough the Japanese rights for the Norwegian “Mushroom book”,
now sold to 11 languages throughout the world! There will be more sales!
In not too long the mushroom season is here again, and a lot of new readers around the world will enjoy this outstanding book in their own languages. The first translations will be out this summer.
Winje Agency will represent Fitzcarraldo Editions as sub-agent in Nordic countries.
Vanishing Colours by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen and Akin Duzakin receives wonderful attention at home and abroad, interest is increading and the first two language rights are sold to Eerdmans in North America (US language rights) and to Pinkwhale in South – Korea.
Olaug Nilssen is among our most important Norwegian authors, new and warmly welcome in Winje Agency.
The Norwegian Mushroom Book keep travelling the world, and was one of the big talking points at the Book Fair in Frankfurt.
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.
The great mushroom – season is soon finished here at home, but “The Norwegian Mushroom – book” by Long Litt Woon is travelling well. Last and so far two new sales, to Gaïa Éditions in France and Catalan rights to som ara llibres. To be continued!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Mette Karlsvik´s new novel Darkroom to be launched in October. The manuscript is gold, selected by NORLA as one of their lead titles this autumn.
A new treasure just out: Deserted farmsteads in Norway. These moving images were our homes, not too long ago. This book by Øystein Morten and photographer Pål Hermansen enlightens our concepts of “home” in overwhelming ways.
Congratulations Woon Litt Wong!
Woon Longs book Unexpected Dawn: A story about mushrooms and grief is surprising, deeply moving and original. I look forward to see this wonderful, narrative non-fiction book travel out in the world!
Vigmostad & Bjørke is an interesting, large up and coming Norwegian Publishing House, am thankful for cooperating with them in the art of letting books travel out in the world!
A wonderful list of books recommended by Anuradha Roy, new and exciting titles & some of the most important, wellknown and wellread.