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Ivo De Figueiredo - Selected Title Author

Ivo de Figueiredo thinks Edvard Munch’s breakthrough in Europe didn’t happen despite of his provincial background, but because of it. In The Storm. A Biography of Edvard Munch he depicts Munchs’ life and artistry.

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Tove Gravdal and Dag Nylander - Selected Title Authors

The agreement between Farc and the government in Colombia is a sort of golden standard for international peace agreements. Out of the Jungle is about this peace process, which went on from 2011 to 2016. – Dag’s perspective is unique, since he was there from the beginning to the end, and knew everyone and spoke to everyone involved, the authors explain.

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen - Selected Title Author

Thomas Hylland Eriksen has always been interested in the meaning of life. – As a social anthropologist and a Curious George, I have learnt a lot from other people, and felt that now was the time to think through and disseminate some of what I have learnt, he says.

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Trond Bredesen - Selected Title Author

Trond Bredesen has written a book about his mother’s dementia. – The book is about my mother’s last living years at an institution. How she never found her feet there, how she wanted to go home to her family and how she gradually got weaker and weaker until she couldn’t get up from bed, he says.

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Pedro Carmona-Alvarez - Selected Title Author

Pedro Carmona-Alvarez has always known he wanted to write this book, he just didn’t know how. This changed when he saw an eight year old girl watching the suffering body of Jesus on the cross. – The mutilated body and the child’s eyes, gave me the chance to enter the story, he says.

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Monica Isakstuen - Selected Title Author

Monica Isakstuen has written about what it means, and if it is even possible, to meet your own children where they are. – To think if it was possible to have the same age as one’s own children, if so only for a moment. I am deeply fascinated by (and feel a fear of!) the fact that we as humans are so locked into our age and the role it contains right now, she says.

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Brit Bildøen - Selected Title Author

Brit Bildøen writes about a familty gathering that doesn’t quite go as planned. In fact, it goes terribly wrong. – I think it is interesting to put my characters through unexpected things, or to put pressure on them and see what happens, she says.

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Heidi Mittun-Kjos - Selected Title Author

With the hopes of saving the family house that’s about to fall apart, the main character in Girls in Trees goes back to the island where the family is from. – In a way, we are all vague echoes of our earlier generations. We carry a heritage of different tools to handle what comes our way, Heidi Mittun-Kjos says.

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2023-10-16

Lotta Elstad - Selected Title Author

Lotta Elstad has written a feminist novel set in Oslo hundred years ago. – This novel suits best for those who can handle reading about women that don’t act exactly as they should – and hopefully that is many, she says.

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Simon Stranger - Selected Title Author

Simon Stranger has written about a murder case from real life, which is closely connected to his own family. – This book is for everyone who enjoys novels of the more serious kind, and especially those who are interested in the second world war, he says.

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Tore Renberg - Selected Title Author

Tore Renberg tries to go back in time to grasp why humans do as they do. – Is this possible? I mean, travel all the way back to the 17th century? No. Or yes! The magic of literature, to speak in grand words, exists. If it didn’t, I would have never become a reader in the first place, and consequently, never an author, he says.

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Nikolaj Frobenius - Selected Title Author

In ‘Exctinction’ Nikolaj Frobenius tells the story of Jonathan, who is paralyzed with sorrow after his son died in an arson attack. – The novel raises questions about whether violence is sometimes the only – and just – solution, he says.