Arne Svingen

Primitive Possums

Primitive pungdyr

Dick has decided to set an unbreakable record: He is going to be the most negative person ever. It’s a revolutionary idea. It’s brilliant. And it is incredibly hard to follow through.

Primitive Possums is a book about great ideas, meetings that won’t take place and a party that goes down in history. You’ll split your sides laughing, perhaps shed a tear or two and maybe even grow a little wiser. Meet Dick, Jønna and Vilde – and experience a few days that almost change the course of humanity.

Primitive Possums is an original and hysterically funny novel for young adults, from one of our best children’s book authors.

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Photo: Sigbjørn Sigbjørnsen

Arne Svingen is one of our 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 Danish, Swedish, German, French and Italian. 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.