The Mariana Trench by Ida Lødemel Tvedt among the favorite books of 2019, across genre

December 16 2019

At the end of the year Norwegian critics choose the best books of the year. So far, six critics have ranked The Mariana Trench as one of the top three books of 2019, across genre:

- The Mariana Trench ranks as the best book of the year. – Ulla Svalheim, BLA (monthly literary magazine)

- Lødemel Tvedt writes with mailability and freedom about literature and the ideas that shape out time, especially when she writes about the roots, myths and mother tongues of her family village. – Eivind Myklebust, Klassekampen (daily)

- Ida Lødemel Tvedt’s The Mariana Trench is no doubt one of the best books of the year. – Eivind Teistung, BLA

- Among the very sharpest prose published in Norwegian this year. – Lars Petter Sveen, Vårt land (daily)

- Ida Lødemel Tvedt debut is a remarkable event in the Norwegian context. -Ulla Svalheim, Vårt land

- Such style, such temperature! She exceeds all those male essayists who try to narrow the field of nonfiction, with her enthusiasm, intellect, abundant energy and solid portions of humour. -Kjetil Røed, Vårt Land

- I know very well which essay I liked the best and it was Ida Lødemel Tvedt’s The Mariana Trench — I love the way she trawls. – Thomas J.R. Marthinsen, BLA

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November 11 2021

German and Spanish language rights sold for The Cemetery of the Sea

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!

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