Gert Nygårdshaug



ZOO EUROPA is a stand alone novel with the same characters as in Nygårdshaug´s earlier eco thrillers, known as the Mino trilogy (450 000 sold in Norway) and Chimera.

We are in Europe 40 years in the future. The world is ravaged by ecological and political collapse, and both in the United Kingdom and on the rest of the continent, there are civil war-like states between neo nazis, fascists and groups of radicalized climatic refugees that have escaped to Europe from their inhabitable homelands.

In a dystopian London, with no working infrastructure as we know it from present times, Norwegian Karl Iver Lyngvin is located. He is fleeing not only from the fatal environment he is in, but also from a mission and a woman he has failed.

Somewhere in the English countryside he meets the eccentric Lilith Larkindale, and together they start a long and dramatic march through England…They are not the only people walking- and they are all aiming for the same goal.

Nygårshaug zoo europa

“Vibrating and thought provoking”


“Art of writing I must admire (…) one of the most significant Norwegian authors of today (…) ZOO EUROPA is a thought provoking, exciting and finally- a scary novel”

Fædrelandsvennen, 5 out of 6 stars

“Exciting and entertaining!”

VG, 5 out of 6 stars
Nygårdshaug, gert

Gert Nygårdshaug was born in Tynset, the mountains of Norway. Since his literary debut in 1966, he is the author of nearly 40 books, both novels for children, poetry and fairytales – together with literary works, thrillers and crime novels.

The trilogy of Mino (Mengele Zoo, The Heaven ́s Flower Tree and The Basin of Aphrodite) earned him immense recognition from critics and the public. Nearly 400,000 copies sold in Norway, and elected Norway ́s favorite novel in the Norwegian international literature festival in Lillehammer in 2007.
His crime novels where the main character is the chef and cryptologist Fredric Drum, also make Nygårdshaug appear regularly on the bestseller lists in Norway. Concerned about the environmental cause, Gert Nygårdshaug fights for the preservation of rainforests, especially the Amazon, where he has spent much time.