Jostein Gaarder
The Ringmaster’s Daughter

The Ringmaster’s Daughter
A tautly written satire centred on man’s follies and enduring vanity, this book further attests to Jostein Gaarder’s command of baffling, cunningly contrived intrigues that lend themselves to a wide range of interpretations. This time the protagonist is Petter, a strange, friendless child who prefers his own company and his own world of make believe. Even when he grows up his imagination continues to run riot, but he cannot bear the thought of publishing the stories he writes under his own name. He abhors publicity and being made a fuss of. This prompts him to launch Author Aid, a scheme designed to provide stories for authors suffering from writer’s block. Though highly successful at first, it soon proves to be a death trap ….

Praise for The Ringmaster’s Daughter:

The Ringmaster’s Daughter confirms [Gaarder’s] status as one of Scandinavia’s finest literary exports and as a novelist and story-teller of outstanding caliber” (Herald)

“A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality… a simply wonderful read”

“It bubbles over with story-telling joy”

“…a wondrously enthralling piece of literature, thought-provoking and original in its conception”

“Within a fictional framework Jostein Gaarder dextrously juggles fact and fiction”

Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder

In 1991, when Jostein Gaarder wrote Sophie’s World he believed that a novel on the history of philosophy would appeal only to a specialist readership. In 1995 the book was the most sold novel in the world.

To date Sophie’s World has been translated into 64 languages and has sold over 50 million copies. Jostein Gaarder’s other works, both his children’s books and adult novels such as The Solitaire Mystery, Through a Glass, Darkly, Vita Brevis , The Ringmaster’s Daughter, The Orange Girl, Anna. A Fable About The Earth’s Climate And Enviroment, and The Puppeteer, have proved hugely popular and been published around the world.

Rights sold to

Albanian - Onufri, Tirana
Brazilian Portuguese - Comphania das Letras
British English - Orion Books
Bulgarian - Damyan Yakov Publishing
Catalan - Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) - Triumph Agency
Czech - Euromedia
Danish - Forum
Dutch - Signature
Finnish - Tammi
French - Seuil
Georgian - Nectar
German - Hanser
Greek - Livani
Hebrew - Kinneret- Zmora
Hungarian - Magyar Könyklub
Indonesian - Mizan
Italian - Longanesi/TEA
Japanese - NHC
Korean - Munhakdongne Publishing Corp.
Latvian - Atena
Lithuanian - Alma Littera
Polish - Jacek Santorski
Portuguese - Presenca
Russian - Amphora
Serbian - Geopoetika Publishing
Slovakian - Vydavatelstvo
Spanish - Siruela
Swedish - Nordstedts
Turkish - Pan
Ukrainian - Litopys

Foreign rights

Oslo Literary Agency
Annette Orre
Literary Agent, Literary Fiction
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Edited October 09, 2017 by Oslo Literary Agency