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Bergen’s former mayor unloads

Trude Drevland was being called everything from a "drama queen" to a bitter and disgraced politician after she released her new book this week entitled...

Holberg Prize honours Shakespeare scholar

Stephen Greenblatt, one of the world's great Shakespeare scholars, said he has no idea what he'll do with all the money attached to the Holberg...

Fassbender to star in film version of Nesbø book

Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender has landed the role of police inspector Harry Hole in the upcoming version of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's crime novel Snømannen (The...

Norway to mount major author promotion

The Norwegian Parliament approved spending NOK 30 million (USD 3.4 million) this week to fund a major promption at the world's largest book fair...

Fosse finally wins Nordic Council nod

Renowned Norwegian playwright and author Jon Fosse said he was "very glad and grateful" that he won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for 2015. Many...

‘Highs and lows’ for Norwegian Air boss

Bjørn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air, finally finished the book he'd been writing about himself and the airline he founded. Entitled Høyt og lavt (High...

Authors mourn death of Mankell

Norwegian authors were mourning the death this week of Swedish author Henning Mankell, saying he'd been an inspiration for their own work and helped pave...

Royal opening for literature festival

Crown Princess Mette-Marit set off on her second annual literary train ride on Tuesday and then opened a literature festival in Lillehammer. For the...

Knausgård goes on the warpath

Norway's celebrity author Karl Ove Knausgård seemed to suddenly take on the role of Scandinavian grouch this week, blasting both his own native Norway...

Author faces another court challenge

Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad scored a legal victory this week over the Kabul bookseller who formed the basis for one of her first books to...

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