Herbjørg Wassmo

Dina's Book - The Dina Trilogy

Dina’s Book is a widescreen novel from the middle of the 19th century, and the location is the coast line of Northern Norway. A dramatic accident in Dina’s early life follows her for ever and she becomes a woman who challenges, astounds and bewitches her surroundings.

In 1992 followed Dina’s Son (Lykkens sønn) and in 1997 Karna’s Legacy (Karnas arv), forming The Dina Trilogy.

Best book of the 1980’s - Awarded by the Norwegian Booksellers’ Association, 1990.

Herbjørg Wassmo

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Photo: Rolf M. Aagaard

Herbjørg Wassmo has earned her position and popularity in Norway and abroad through her ability as a powerful storyteller with a special care for the exposed and vulnerable characters. She made her début in 1976 with a collection of poetry. Her breakthrough came with the first of three novels about Tora, The House with the Blind Glass Window.

She is translated into 24 languages.

Rights sold to

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), Estonia (Eesti Raamat), Finland (Otava), France (Éditions Gaïa), Germany (Paul List/Droemer Knaur), Hungary (Scolar), Israel (Yediothe Ahronoth), Japan (Shueisha), Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC Publishers), Lithuania (Alma Littera), The Netherlands (De Geus), Poland (Smak Słowa), Russia (Olymp/P.P.P./AST), Serbia (Okean Publishing), Spain (Circulo de Lectores), Sweden (Norstedts), UK (Transworld/Black Swan), USA (Arcade)

Other titles

Huset med den blinde glassveranda, novel 1981.
Det stumme rommet, novel 1983.
Hudløs himmel, novel 1986.

Foreign rights

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2011: Ordre National des Arts et Lettres
2010: The Norwegian Publisher’s Association’s Honorable Brage Prize
2007: Order of St Olav, Knight, First Class
2004: Eeva Joenpelto’s International Prize
2001: The Norwegian Readers’ Prize (The Norwegian book club)
1998: The Jean Monnét- Prize (France)
1997: The Amalie Skram Prize
1991: The Gyldendal legacy
1987: The Nordic Literary Council’s Prize

Edited December 18, 2017 by Gyldendal Agency