Sortland, Bjørn

Author, reviewer and journalist, Bjørn Sortland is represented in a number of anthologies, and he has also written for radio and television. His authorship, which spans children's, young adults and picture books, has won him a variety of awards. Den solbrente mammaen som blei bytta mot ti kamelar (1997) brought the author the Aschehoug Prize for the Best Children's Novel of the Year. 12 ting som må gjerast rett før verda går under is also a prize-winning novel.

Awards:

1992 Samlagets jubileumsstipend
1993 Melsom-prisen
1994 France: Prix Octagon Fonte
1995 Nynorsk litteraturpris
1996 A prize from The Austrian department of Culture
1996 Germany: Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
1997 The Norwegian Department of Culture's children's book award.
1997 Winner of the Aschehougs Children's book Prize
1998 The Children's Book Price, Hå kommune
1999 The School Liberarians Prize 2000
2000 Priest Alfred Andersson-Ryssts Fund
2000 Nynorsk litteraturpris
2001 Norwegian winner in the Skandinavian book competition.
2001 Emmausprisen
2004 Winner of the "big love novel" competition 2003, Gyldendal
2005 Sonja Hagemann's Children's book prize.
2005 The Sproing-prize
2008 The Critics' Prize
2009 The Ark Childrens' Book Prize
2011: The Aschehoug Prize

Click here for sample translation of The Minute of Honesty

Click here for sample translation of The Venice Mystery

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2013 Det blir pinlig uansett It’ll be Embarassing No Matter What
Danish Turbine
2012 Mexico City-mysteriet The Mexico City Mystery
Turkish Alfa
2011 Istanbul-mysteriet The Istanbul Mystery
Turkish Alfa
2010 Alt det som er All that Is
2009 Det hjertet husker What the Heart Remembers
German Benteli Verlags AG
Lithuanian Modern Art Center
2009 Bergen-mysteriet The Bergen Mystery
Korean Dongneskach
Turkish Alfa
2008 Alle har eit sultent hjerte Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart
Swedish x - publishing
2007 Kva tåler så lite at det knuser om du seier namnet på det? What Endures So Little That Saying Its Name Will Make It Break?
Swedish X-Publishing
2007 Paris-mysteriet The Paris Mystery
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Korean Dongneskach
Turkish Alfa
2006 Trick Trick
2006 London Mysteriet The London Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Baula (Editorial Edelvives)
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Faeroese Bókadeildin
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
2006 Den gongen eg liksom-døydde The Time I Sort-of-Died
2005 Oslo-mysteriet The Oslo Mystery
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Faeroese Bókadeildin
Turkish Alfa
2005 Ærlighetsminuttet Moment of Honesty
Danish Gyldendal
Dutch Lemniscaat
Finnish WSOY
French Bayard Jeunesse
German Hanser
Hungarian People Team Millennium Ltd.
Korean Viche books Korea
Lithuanian Modern Art Center
2004 Sydney-mysteriet The Sydney Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Baula (Editorial Edelvives)
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Danish
Faeroese Bókadeildin
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
2004 For så høgt har eg elska For I So Loved...
2003 New York-mysteriet The New York Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Edelvives
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Danish GB-forlagene
Faeroese Bókadeildin
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
2002 Angkor-mysteriet The Angkor Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Edelvives
Danish GB-forlagene
Faeroese Bókadeildin
French Oskar
German Arena
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
2002 Plutselig ville eg ikkje laga dorull-dyr lenger Suddenly I Didn't Want to Make Toilet Paper Roll Animals Anymore
2001 12 ting som må gjerast rett før verda går under 12 things to be done before the end of the world
Danish Gyldendal
Faeroese Forlagid Nylendi
French Ed. Thierry Magnier
German Oetinger
Korean Pulbit Publishing Co.
Swedish Raben
2001 Luxor-mysteriet The Luxor Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Edelvives
Danish Forum
Faeroese Bókadeildin
French Oskar
German Arena
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
2000 Den blå, blå himmelen The Blue, Blue Sky
2000 Venezia-mysteriet The Venice Mystery
Basque Edelvives
Bulgarian FIUT Publishers
Catalan Edelvives
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Danish Forum
Faeroese Bokadeildin Føroya Lærarafelags
French Oskar
German Arena
Greek Melani Books
Korean Dongneskach
Spanish Edelvives
Turkish Alfa
1999 Den solbrente mammaen som kledde seg naken for å bli kunst The Sunburned Mum who Took Off All her Clothes to Become Art
Danish Forum
1999 24 i sekundet 24 by the Second
American English Carolrhoda/Lerner Books
Korean Gimme Young
Spanish Ediciones de la Torre
1999 St. Michaels Løyndom Julie & Jonas III: St. Michaels Secret
1998 Å venta på regnbogen To Wait for the Rainbow
1998 Julie & Jonas II, Ulvenatt i Berardenga Julie & Jonas II, The Wolfs Night in Berardenga
Faeroese BFL
1997 Den solbrente mammaen som blei bytta mot ti kamelar The Sunburned Mum who was Traded for Ten Camels
Arabic Spinx Agency
Danish Forum
German Fischer
Italian Salani
Spanish Edelvives
1997 Fallskjermhopparen og togføraren løser kryssord The Parachutist and the Conductor Are Solving Crosswords
1997 Julie & Jonas I, Tu Ducs skatt Julie & Jonas I, Tu Duc's Treasure
Danish Gyldendal
Faeroese BFL
1996 Love Light Love Light
1995 Forteljinga om jakta på forteljinga The Story of the Search of the Story
American English Carolrhoda/Lerner books
Korean Gimme Young
1994 Himmelkyss A Kiss from Heaven
Danish Forum
1993 Raudt, blått og litt gult Red, Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow
American English Carolrhoda / Lerner Books
Arabic Tamer
Chinese (simplified) Global Kids Books
Danish Gyldendal
Faeroese BFL
German Verlag Kerle
Korean Gimme Young
Spanish Ediciones de la Torre
1992 Det er ikkje Natta It's not Nighttime

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