The Dance of Life
Mahin is born in a small village in the Soviet republic of Tajikistan. As a beautiful and independent young girl, she marries against the will of her father. Destiny strikes hard when she gives birth for the first time. The forces of nature are violent. Her baby dies, and Mahin recedes into a world of grief and loneliness. After her husband abandons her, Mahin finds a new life in the city, with many more challenges. The Dance of Life is the story of a vulnerable, but strong-willed woman, and her struggle to gain control of her own life.
Lutfiya Boboyorova grew up in a mountainous village in Tajikistan, and graduated from university in the capital city, Dushanbe. As of today, she lives and works in Oslo.
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 inspiring book for children of all ages, about a girl’s discovery of her own source 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.
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.