Ole Thorstensen

Diary of a Carpenter

Diary of a Carpenter is the story of a loft. Simple but brilliant. Following the moment from when the carpenter receives the first phone call asking to submit tenders, to when the attic is ready for occupation. It is heavy lifts, tiles in the fingers and blood, sweat and frustration. But the book is also full of joy and pride towards craftsmanship.

At the same time, this is a book about work and identity. It is a story told from the other side of consumerism, here we have the producers view on the customer.

It is also a story about the Norwegian society, and will therefor be an important contribution to the debate about manual labour.

Ole Thorstensen

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Photo: Christina Ottoson Øygarden

The carpenter Ole Thorstensen (b. 1965) makes his debut as an author with a story about how he spends his days, a story about work and identity and a tribute to manual labour. Thorstensen is a trained carpenter, and has worked about 25 years in the construction industry.

Rights sold to

Denmark (People's Press), France (Gaïa Editions), Germany (Btb/Random House), Japan (X-Knowledge Publishers), The Netherlands (Lebowski Publishers), South Korea (Sallim Publishing Co.), Sweden (Albert Bonniers Förlag), UK/Commonwealth (Maclehose Press), US (Penguin US)

Foreign rights

Copenhagen Literary Agency
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DK-1220 København K
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Edited August 17, 2017 by Copenhagen Literary Agency