Eight sales for In Defence of Darkness
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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.