Gaarder, Jostein

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 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies. An unknown number of pirate editions also exist. 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 and THE ORANGE GIRL have proved hugely popular and been published in a host of countries.

Gaarder's profound personal commitment and great fund of knowledge have inspired readers all over the world to think and ask questions about ourselves, our place in history, and the world around us.

Click here to see a listing of Awards and Decorations received by Jostein Gaarder.

Click here  to download a brochure about Jostein Gaarder. His publishers can receive the print ready files for free for translation and digital printing in their own country.

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2013 Anna. En fabel om klodens klima og miljø. Anna. A fable about the earth's climate and environment
Czech Albatros
Danish Rosinante AS (Høst og Søn)
French Seuil
German Hanser
Greek Livanis
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Korean LIME CO., LTD.
Slovakian Albatros
Spanish Siruela
2012 Det spørs Questions Asked
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia das Letras
Chinese (simplified) The Writers Publishing House
Czech Albatros Media
French Editions La Joie de lire
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Greek Livanis
Italian Longanesi
Korean Sigongsa
Slovakian Albatros Media
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Kabusa
Turkish Pan
2008 Slottet i Pyreneene The Castle in the Pyrenees
Albanian Onufri
Arabic Dar Al Muna
Brazilian Portuguese Companiha das letras
British English Orion
Catalan Editorial Cruïlla
Chinese (complex) Ecus Publishing House co.
Chinese (simplified) Jieli Publishing House
Croatian ZNANJE d.d.
Czech Albatros
Danish GB-forlagene
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar
German Hanser
Greek Livanis
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHK Publishing
Macedonian ViG Zenica
Malay ITBM
Polish Jacek Santorski
Portuguese EDITORIAL PRESENÇA
Romanian Editura Univers
Russian Amphora
Serbian Geopoetika
Spanish Siruela
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
2006 De gule dvergene The Yellow Dwarves
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia das Letras
Catalan Editorial Cruïlla
Danish GB-Forlagene
German Hanser
Korean Hyeonamsa Publishing
Macedonian Bata Press
Polish J. Santorski
Spanish Siruela
2006 Sjakk matt Checkmate
German Hanser
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Korean Hyonam
Polish J. Santorski
Spanish Siruela
2003 Appelsinpiken The Orange Girl
Albanian Onufri, Tirana
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Bengali Sandesh
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia das letras
British English Orion, UK
Bulgarian Damyan Yakov Publishing
Catalan Empuries
Chinese (complex) Ecus
Chinese (simplified) Jieli
Croatian Znanje
Czech Albatros
Danish Forum
Dutch Signature
Estonian Koolibri
Faeroese Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Hanser Verlag
Greek Livani
Hebrew Kinneret/Zmora
Hindi Rajkamal Prakashan
Hungarian Animus
Icelandic Edda
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHK
Korean Hyonam
Latvian Zvaigzne
Lithuanian Alma Littera
Macedonian TRI Publishing Centre
Malay ITBM
Montenegrin Nova Knjiga
Norge/Film Aksel Helgeland
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Romanian Ed. Univers
Russian Amphora
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Verbarium
Slovene ValeNovak
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Rabén
Thai Matichon
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
2001 Sirkusdirektørens datter The Ringmaster's Daughter
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 Ire
Latvian Atena
Lithuanian Alma Littera
Polish Jacek Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Russian Amphora
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Vydavatelstvo
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Nordstedts
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
1999 Maya Maya
Bengali Kaloharaph
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
British English Orion
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Triumph Publishing
Chinese (simplified) Simplified characters - Writers Publ. House
Croatian Znanje
Danish Forum
Dutch Fontein
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Hebrew Schocken
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHK Publishing
Korean Hyonam
Lithuanian vaga
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Sofa
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Norstedts
Turkish Pan
1996 Vita Brevis. Floria Aemilias brev til Aurel Augustin Vita Brevis
Albanian Onufri, Tirana
American English Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
British English Orion Books
Bulgarian Damyan Yakov Publishing
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Triumph Publishing
Czech Odeon
Danish Høst & Søn
Dramatisering Vannessa M Brescia
Dutch Fontein
Estonian Kupar
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Greek Livani
Hungarian Park Publishing
Icelandic Edda
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHK Publishing
Korean Hyonam
Macedonian MKC (non-exclusive)
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Russian Amphora
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Sofa
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Raben & Sjögren
Thai Matichon
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
1993 Bibbi Bokkens magiske bibliotek Bibbi Bokken's Magic Library
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
Catalan Empúries/Grup 62
Dutch Fontein
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHC
Korean Hyonam
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Spanish Siruela
1993 I et speil, i en gåte Through a Glass, Darkly
Albanian Onufri
Bengali Shoishab
Brazilian Portuguese Compania Das Letras
British English Orion Books
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Triumph Publishing
Czech Albatros
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Fontein
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Hungarian Animus
Icelandic Edda
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Salani
Japanese NHK Publishing (expired)
Korean Hyonam
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Romanian Ed. Univers
Russian Amphora
Serbian Fidelis
Slovakian Sofa
Slovene ValeNovak
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Raben & Sjögren
Thai Komol Keenthong
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
1992 Julemysteriet The Christmas Mystery
American English Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Bengali Shoishab
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das letras
British English Orion
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) China Times Publ.
Croatian Novi Liber / Europapress Holding
Czech Karmetilanske Naklaadatelstvi
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Fontein
Estonian Sunday School Union
Faeroese Bokadeildin
Finnish Tammi
Georgian Sulakauri
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Hungarian Noran Libro Kiadó (previously Magyar Könyvklub)
Italian Salani
Japanese NHK Publishing
Latvian Nordik
Lithuanian Tyto Alba
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Romanian Ed. Univers
Russian Amphora
Slovakian artforum
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Raben & Sjögren
Thai Komol Keenthong
1991 Sofies verden. Roman om filosofiens historie Sophie's World
Albanian Onufri, Tirana
American English Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Armenian Zangak-97
Azeri Qanun Publishing House
Belarusian Zmicier Kolas Publisher
Bengali Bhashantar
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
British English Orion Books
Bulgarian Danyam Yakov
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Ecus
Chinese (simplified) The Writer's Publishing House
Croatian Znanje
Czech Albatros
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Fontein
Estonian Koolibri
Faeroese Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags
Faeroese Bokadeildin
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Sulakauri
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Greek Livani
Greenlandic Atuakkiorfik
Hebrew Schocken
Hindi Rajkamal Prakashan
Hungarian Noran Libro Publishing House
Icelandic Edda
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHK-Publishing
Korean Hyonam
Kurdish Avesta, Istanbul
Latvian Zvaigzne
Lithuanian Tyto Alba
Macedonian Tri Publishing Centre
Malay Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia
Malayalam DC Books
Mongolian Tengerleg Useg
Montenegrin Nova Knjiga
Persian Manoocher
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Romanian Univers Publishing House
Russian Amphora
Sami Davvi Girji
Serbian Geopoetika
Singhalese Vidarshana
Slovakian Verbarium
Slovene Zalozba
Spanish Siruela, Madrid and Editorial Patria, C. Mexico, Ediciones Especiales, Cuba
Swahili Mkuki na Nyota
Swedish Raben & Sjögren
Tamil Kalachuvadu publications Private limited
Thai Kobfai
Tigrinja Hidri Publ.
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
Urdu
Vietnamese Nha Nam Publishing Company
1990 Kabalmysteriet The Solitaire Mystery
Albanian Onufri
American English Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Bengali Kaloharaph
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
British English Orion
Bulgarian Damyan Yakov Publishing
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Ecus Publishing
Chinese (simplified) Writers publishing house
Croatian Znanje
Czech Albatros
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Fontein
Estonian Koolibri
Faeroese Bokadeildin
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
Georgian Nectar Publishing
Georgian Nectar
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Hebrew Schocken
Hungarian Pesti Szalon
Icelandic Edda
Indonesian Mizan Publishing House
Italian Salani
Japanese NHK - Publishing
Korean Hyonam
Kurdish Avesta
Latvian Zvaigzne
Lithuanian Tyto Alba
Macedonian Bata Press
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Romanian Editura Univers
Russian Amphora Publishers
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Sofa
Slovene Zalozka Obzorja
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Raben & Sjøgren
Thai Ruan Boon
Turkish Pan
Ukrainian Litopys
1988 Froskeslottet The Frog Castle
Bengali Shoishab
Bengali Shoishab
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
British English Orion
Catalan Empuries/Grup 62
Chinese (complex) Triumph
Czech Euromedia
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Fontein
Faeroese Bókadeildin
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Hanser
Italian Salani
Japanese NHK Publishing (expired)
Korean Hyonam
Portuguese Presenca
Russian Raduga
Spanish Siruela
Swedish Raben & Sjögren
Thai Matichon
1987 Barna fra Sukhavati The Children from Sukhavati
Catalan Ediciones 62
Chinese (complex) Triumph
Dutch Fontein
Italian Salani
Portuguese Presenca
Spanish Siruela
1986 Diagnosen The Diagnosis
Brazilian Portuguese Compania Das Letras
Chinese (simplified) Kunlun Publ. House
Dutch Fontein
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Japanese NHK Publishing
Polish Jacek Santorski & Co
Russian Amphora
Spanish Siruela, Madrid

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