Odd Karsten Tveit
The Hunt for The Red Prince
Part 1 of “De skyldige” (2015)

How Israel’s wars and the Palestinians’ struggle for their homeland moved to Europe and to Norway: "The Hunt for The Red Prince" is the true story of a bizarre mission of the Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, to assassinate one of the leading members of the PLO in a small Norwegian town in 1973. The fate of the key players in this factual account adds drama to an already dramatic backdrop, to which the author has been a personal witness on many occasions. For the first time many new letters, notes and reports of secret negotiations have been made available. Many of these documents are not found in any public archives. The book tells of the secret collaboration between a CIA-agent and one of Yassir Arafat’s closest associates. The book also reveals the secret and open cooperation between Norwegians, Israelis, and Palestinians. Shakespeare’s famous quote: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” fits well into this story to describe the key characters who worked to find or destroy the path to a peaceful solution to one of history’s most difficult dilemmas.

Odd Karsten Tveit

Odd Karsten Tveit
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“Of all Middle East Correspondents, Odd Karsten Tveit is uniquely qualified — as both journalist and historian — to report on the tragedy of a war whose roots lie deep in the history of colonialism, nationalism and Islam … His work, thankfully, angers and infuriates the guilty — which is one of the pleasures of reading his work. With humour as well as an extraordinary academic ability to merge historical facts with first hand reporting, Tveit possesses a rare ability: he is a reporter who does not talk down to his readers. Even more valuable, he is neutral and unbiased — on the side of those who suffers!”
Robert Fisk, The Independent

Other titles

Goodbye, Lebanon, Aschehoug 2010
War and Diplomacy, Aschehoug 2005 (Winner of Brage Prize for best Norwegian non-fiction book 2005)
Anna’s House, Cappelen 2000
All for Israel, Cappelen 1986
A pattern for defeat, Cappelen 1985

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The Brage Prize 2005

Edited August 29, 2017 by Stilton Literary Agency