Arne Svingen

Extraordinary Edgar

Unike Edgar

A book about big courage, unique friendships, and having an extra chromosome.

Edgar isn’t like everyone else. But if everyone was the same, people would die of boredom and go extinct. Edgar’s convinced of that. So he would much rather have Downs.

But he doesn’t like throwing stones at windows. Or making Mad Larry go berserk.

Imagine if it was possible to turn everything on its head? To do something that nobody else has ever done before?

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Photo: Marlene Miller Svingen

Arne Svingen (b. 1967) is one of Norway’s foremost writers for children and young adults. His production spans from easy reads for children, to novels for children and young adults.

He is deeply committed to encouraging children and adolescents to read, and he is a true wizard at using humor and suspense to ensnare his readers. Thematically, his books span from pure entertainment to novels on difficult topics. He has written several novels for adults, radio plays for NRK and graphic novels. A number of Arne Svingens’s books have been sold abroad, and he has been translated into 25 languages. His breakthrough as a writer of thrillers came with Silent Screams (2001). He was awarded the Brage Prize for his novel Black Ivory in 2005 and was nomiated for the Brage Prize for his novel A Sky Full of Clouds in 2018.