A young Jewish girl, Anna Sophie, is magically caught inside a brick wall during World War II, while German soldiers are raiding the library where she works. Just as magically, her presence inside the wall is discovered 70 years later by a young Muslim immigrant. The wall in this story can be found in real-life central Oslo, next to the National Library where Anna Sophie worked. Is The Man and the Wall fantastic realism, or is it realistic fantasy? Whatever it might be, the story of Anna Sophie and Yakamoz keeps you captured till The End.
Sercan Leylek was born in Izmir, Turkey, and has lived in Oslo, Norway since 2009. He is known in Turkey for his science fiction novels Cydonia (2012) and Piri Reis ve Nostradamus (2015).
This is a story about Hope, a girl who is bullied by her classmates. On her way home from school, Hope decides to explore a mysterious path across an old stone bridge. She suddenly finds herself in an enchanted place, where creatures of the forest become her guides on a path of discovery. Beautifully illustrated, Hope´s Path is an inspirational book for children of all ages, about a girl´s discovery of her own sources of inner strength and motivation, and the magical beauty and wonder of nature.
Karin Kolås lives in Ørsta, in the fjord district of western Norway. Hope´s Path is her first children’s book.
Egil Foss Iversen
Retired Major General Cato Iversen is going through difficult times when his former employer, the chief of army intelligence, gives him a mission. His job is to track down some artwork that went missing during World War II, including a bronze bust of the Roman deity Janus. What initially looks like a simple case of theft presents far greater challenges than anyone could have imagined. The hunt for the stolen antiques turns into a dangerous race, where the CIA and MI6, shady businessmen and radical extremists will stop at nothing to find the artwork first.
Egil Foss Iversen is the author of a series of crime novels about his namesake. He lives in Stavanger, in western Norway.
On a completely ordinary Thursday night, the police arrive with a terrible message. Sondre is dead, hit by a train after walking into the underground wearing a black suit and a white shirt. The police quickly decide that the young man must have committed suicide. Sondre´s mother is not so easily convinced. Is it even possible, that her lively, bright and strong-willed boy could have killed himself? After the funeral she starts acting on her doubts. Searching desperately for answers, she meets a wall of secrecy, lies and deception. But giving up is not an option, as she questions everything that led to her son´s sudden demise.
Åshild Norun lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Sondre is her debut novel.