Torun Lian
Alice Andersen: Backup Princess

Alice and Iver are very different. Iver is excited about starring in the school play in front of all his class mates and parents. Alice, on the other hand, cannot wait for it to be over.

Luckily, Alice does not have to go on stage to sing and act in front of the school. She is just an extra – a backup princess. But then Helene falls and hits her head. Alice has to face her fears.

Alice Andersen: Backup Princess is the sequel to the novel Alice Andersen (2014).

Illustrated by the internationally acclaimed and prize-winning illustrator Øyvind Torseter.

Winner of the Brage Award 2015.

Torun Lian

Torun Lian

Torun Lian has written film scripts, plays, television series and books for young adults. Foreign rights to Torun Lian's previous books have been sold for translation into six languages.

Torun Lian's two books about Frida, Frida (1990) and Frida, Her Heart on Her Sleeve (1991), have been filmed and have won Norwegian and international prizes. Her prize-winning Bare skyer beveger stjernene (1994) has likewise been made into a film, in which she made her debut as a director, to wide acclaim from critics and public alike. The film Ikke naken was released in 2004, again with Torun Lian as director.

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Other titles

Alice Andersen, 2014
Undrene i vår familie, adult novel, 2008
Adam den tredje i fjerde, 2005
Ikke naken, ikke kledt, 2000
Bare skyer beveger stjernene, 1994
Frida med hjertet i hånden, 1991
Frida, 1990

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The Brage Award 2015

Edited October 31, 2023 by Oslo Literary Agency