Hagerup, Klaus

A stage director and dramatist, Klaus Hagerup made his debut as an author in 1969 with a collection of poems. Over the last decade he has made a name for himself as a writer of books for children and young people, resulting in a number of prizes. Two of his books have been made into films. He has also written three novels for adult readers. Six of his novels feature unpredictable Markus Simonsen. This series has gained enormous popularity both within and outside Norway.

List of selected prizes:

Bokhandlerprisen 1994 for Markus og Diana (The Norwegian Book Seller Prize)

Brageprisen 1994 for Markus og Diana

Kritikerprisen 1989 (The Critics prize)

Kulturdepartementets pris, twice, last time in 1992. (The Culture departments Prize)

Sonja Hagemanns barnebokpris, 1990 Sonja hagemanns Childrens Books Prize

Arks barnebokpris 2003 (Arks children’s book prize)

Riksmålsforbundets barne og ungdomslitteraturpris 2004 for all the Markus-books.

IBIS honor list i 1992

Praise for the Markus series:

" I solemnly and honestly declare that this is one of the most hilarious books I have read for years"
(Dagbladet, on Markus and Diana)

"One cannot help but surrender to the laughing fits that seize one as one reads this book."
(Verdens Gang, on Markus og jentene)

"Here are both subtle verbal humour and unbridled situation comedy ... What a super-abundance!"
(Stavanger Aftenblad, on Markus og den store fotballkjærligheten)  

"A new, and a feast of a read novel from Klaus Hagerup, because Markus really goes for it when he has to"
(Dagbladet, on Markus og Sigmund)
 

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2013 Mesterdetektiv Tim & Co - Pil og bue-mysteriet (3) Master Detective Tim & Co - The Bow and Arrow Mystery (3)
Hungarian Pozsonyi Pagony Kft.
Turkish Esen Kitap
2013 Mesterdetektiv Tim og Co – Påskemysteriet (2) Master Detective Tim and Co - The Easter Mystery (2)
Czech Albatros Media
Hungarian Pozsonyi Pagony Kft.
Turkish Esen Kitap
2012 Mesterdetektiv Tim & Co - Mysteriet med den forsvunnede diamant Master detective Tim & Co - The Mystery of the Vanished Diamond
Hungarian Pozsonyi Pagony Kft.
Turkish Esen Kitap
2012 Jenta som lette etter stillhet The girl in search of some peace and quiet.
2010 Markus er konge Markus is King
2009 Det gyldne tårnet The Golden Tower
Ukrainian Grani-T Publishing House
2009 Lykke i Piemonte. En mat- og vinreise Piemonte Bliss. A Journey of Food and Wine
2008 Den statiske mannen The Motionless Man
2005 Superdrømmeren The Super-Dreamer
Italian Mondadori
2005 Skummelt Spooky
German Hanser
Korean JoongAng Publishing Co., Ltd.
Russian Azbooka
Ukrainian Navchalna Knyha Bohdan
2005 Svarte haner og ville griser. En mat- og vinreise i Chianti Black Roosters and Wild Boars
2004 Markus og karaokekongen Markus and the Karaoke King
Finnish Tammi
German Patmos
Ukrainian Thesis Publ.
2003 Markus og Sigmund Markus and Sigmund
Finnish Tammi
German Patmos
Italian Salani
Russian Azbooka
Ukrainian Thesis Publ.
2001 Reisen til Eventyret Travelling to the Fairytale
2001 Kaninene synger i mørket The Rabbits are Singing in the Dark
Dutch Van Goor
Finnish Tammi
French Seuil
German Hanser
2000 Herremannen The Gentleman
2000 Marie og julesnapperen Mary and the Christmas-Snatcher
1999 Markus og den store fotballkjærligheten Markus + Football 4ever
Danish Høst & Søn
Faeroese Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags
Finnish Tammi
Swedish Natur och Kultur
Ukrainian Thesis Publ.
1998 Maratonherren The Marathon Gentleman
1997 Markus og jentene Markus and the Girls
American English Front Street, USA
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Van Goor
Dutch Van Goor
Faeroese Bokadeildin
Finnish Tammi
German Sauerländer
Icelandic Mal & Menning
Italian Salani
Lithuanian
Russian Azbooka
Swedish Natur och Kultur
Ukrainian Thesis Publ.
1996 Drager skal fly Where the dragons fly
Danish Høst & Søn
German Sauerländer
1994 Markus og Diana Markus and Diana
British English Front Street, USA
Catalan Empuries
Czech Albatros
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Van Goor
Faeroese Bokadeildin
Finnish Tammi
French Flammarion
German Saüerlender
Hungarian Napkut
Icelandic Mal og Menning
Italian Salani
Korean Wisdome House
Lithuanian Baltos Lankos
Polish Jacek Santorski
Portuguese Fio da Palavra
Russian Azbooka
Ukrainian Thesis Publ.
1994 Seniorhumoristen The Senior Humorist
Swedish Natur och kultur
1993 Bibbi Bokkens magiske bibliotek Bibbi Bokken's Magic Library
Brazilian Portuguese Companhia Das Letras
Catalan Empúries/Grup 62
Dutch Fontein
Georgian Blue Bird
German Hanser
Greek Livani
Indonesian Mizan
Italian Longanesi
Japanese NHC
Korean Hyonam
Polish J. Santorski
Portuguese Presenca
Spanish Siruela
1992 I går var i dag i morgen Yesterday was Today Tomorrow
Danish Høst og Søn
German Sauerländer
Italian RCS Libri
Swedish
1990 Høyere enn himmelen Above the skies
Danish Høst & Søn
Dutch Lemniscaat
Estonian Kupar Pärnv
Finnish Tammi
German Sauerländer
Italian RCS Libri
Swedish Natur och Kultur
1989 Landet der tiden var borte The country where time was gone
Dutch Lemniscaat
Italian RCS Libri
1988 Alt er så nær meg Everything is So Close to Me

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