New and nordic

Sølvi is a 15-year-old boy who suddenly becomes an “orphan”. His parents have built a house that is far too expensive and they are drowning in debt. They argue a lot, but have now decided to go their separate ways for the summer in search of the best paid work they can find. It turns out to be a different kind of summer. Arnar Már Arngrímsson was awarded the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2016 for the book “Sølvi, the Tale of a Young Person” (Sölvasaga unglings). Hilde Hagerup invites us to a conversation about the debut book and about connecting with young readers through one’s writing.

When:Wednesday 31. May at 16:00
Where:Teltet på Stortorget
Price:120 kr
Info:In collaboration with The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books
Info:The conversation will be in English


Arnar Már Arngrímsson

The Icelandic writer Arnar Már Arngrímsson received the Nordic Council’s Children and Youth Literature Prize for his book, Sölvasaga unglings (Sølvi, sagaen om et ungt menneske) in 2016. The book deals with fifteen year old, Hannes, as he goes through an existential crisis following his move to his grandmother’s in the country, here he hopes to wean himself away from the digital world,  where he has long sought refuge from reality. More >

Hilde Hagerup

Hilde Hagerups bøker har fått stor oppmerksomhet og anerkjennelse og er utgitt i Danmark, Sverige, Island, Litauen, Tyskland, Frankrike, Thailand, Finland, Nederland og Kroatia. For “Bølgebiter” (1998) ble hun tildelt Kulturdepartementets debutantpris. “Høyest elsket” utkom i 2000, og for “Løvetannsang” (2002) mottok hun Kritikerprisen, Sonja Hagemanns barnebokpris og Skolebibliotekarenes pris. For “Bittet” (2007) ble hun tildelt Kirke- og kulturdepartementets litteraturpris. I 2011 kom den første boken, “Bak Dødsfjellet”, i serien “Spøkelsene på Frostøy”, som viser en helt ny side ved More >

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