Arne Svingen

All my Friends are Vampires

Kim doesn't go to school any more. The football field has been made into a cemetery. There’s never any mobile phone signal. Because where Kim lives, there’s a war happening. On this particular day, he finds something on the ground in the forest, something he definitely shouldn’t pick up.
This is a book about living a daily life that is dramatic and nerve-wracking, about missing peacetime and your friends when you have no idea where they ended up. But above all, it's a book about having to make tough, dangerous choices.
– With All my Friends are Vampires, Arne Svingen is now one of the few authors who can boast of having published 100 books. Svingen has written many popular books for children and youth, and has received the Brage Award, the Ministry of Culture's Award and a number of other prizes. Svingen's books have been translated into 20 languages and several of them have been made into films.

Arne Svingen

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Arne Svingen (b. 1967) is one of our foremost writers for children and young adults. His production spans from easy reads for children, to novels for children and young adults.

He is deeply committed to encouraging children and adolescents to read, and he is a true wizard at using humor and suspense to ensnare his readers. Thematically, his books span from pure entertainment to novels on difficult topics. He has written several novels for adults, radio plays for NRK and graphic novels. A number of Arne Svingens's books have been sold abroad, and he has been translated into fourteen languages. His breakthrough as a writer of thrillers came with Silent Screams (2001). He was awarded the Brage Prize for his novel Black Ivory in 2005 and was nomiated for the Brage Prize for his novel A Sky Full of Clouds in 2018.

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Edited November 19, 2020 by Gyldendal Agency