Elstad, Anne Karin

Three decades have passed since Anne Karin Elstad made her literary debut with the historical novel THE PEOPLE AT INNHAUG. An instant success, it gave her a place among Norway's most popular writers. Her books have been reprinted again and again, and sales in Norway have topped the million mark. In 1982 she was awarded the Booksellers' Prize for LATER, LENA. It's follow-up, HER OWN LIFE, as well as the free-standing novels FOR THE DAYS ARE EVIL and MARIA, MARIA, were all massive bestsellers in Norway. After this Elstad returned to the historical novel with the JULIE series.

THE INNHAUG PEOPLE SERIES:
The People at Innhaug
Magret
A New Beginning
Crossroads
THE INNHAUG PEOPLE is a series of four novels about Magret and her family in rural Norway in the 1800s. After focusing on the tragic love story of the young, beautiful Oline in the first book, the series shift their attention to Oline’s bastard daughter Magret. Times are hard and life is tough, especially for women, and though Magret is strong and resourceful, she finds it difficult.

THE LENA BOOKS:
Later, Lena
Her Own Life
THE LENA BOOKS tell the story of the post war women's liberation through the life of Lena, her coming-of-age in the 1950s, her tumultous marriage with Kjell, and eventual divorce and liberation in the 1970s.

THE JULIE SERIES:
Julie
As Thy Days Are
Chains
Free
These four novels follow Julie, from she moves away from her parents at the age of 18 at the time of WW1, through her adult life as a farmer’s wife in before, during and after WW2, and into to 1960s, when economic progress and cultural change produce an entirely new society.

"The Norwegian Marianne Fredriksson"
( EMMA, Germany, on Allodium)

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2006 Hjem Home
Danish Hovedland
2003 Odel Allodium
Danish Hovedland
Filmatisering NRK fjernsynsserie
German Random House
Russian Slovo
Swedish Forum
2000 Fri Free
Danish Hovedland
Swedish Forum
1998 Lenker Chains
Danish Hovedland
German Ullstein
Swedish Forum
1995 Som dine dager er As Thy Days
Danish Hovedland
Dutch Van Buuren
Dutch Van Buuren
German Ullstein
Swedish Forum
1993 Julie Julie
Danish Hovedland
Dutch Van Buuren
German Ullstein
Swedish Forum
1988 Maria, Maria Maria, Maria
Danish Hovedland
German Hinstorff
Swedish Forum
1985 For dagene er onde For The Days are Evil
Danish Lindhardt & Ringhof
Hungarian Európa Kiadó
Polish Pol-Nordica
Swedish Forum
1983 Sitt eget liv Her Own Life
Hungarian Európa Kiado
Latvian Daugava
Polish Pol-Nordica
Swedish Wiken/Bra Böcker
1982 Senere, Lena Later, Lena
Danish Paludan
German Hinstorff
Latvian Daugava
Polish KAW
Swedish AB Wiken/Bra Böcker
1980 Veiene møtes Crossroads
Danish Hovedland
Polish Elipsa Sp.
Swedish Forum
1979 Nytt rotfeste A New Beginning
Danish Hovedland
Polish Elipsa Sp.
Swedish Forum
1977 Magret Magret
Danish Hovedland
Polish Elipsa Sp.
Swedish Forum
1976 Folket på Innhaug The People at Innhaug
Danish Hovedland
Polish Elipsa Sp.
Russian BSG Press
Swedish Forum

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