Renberg, Tore

Tarjei Vesaas' Debutant prize 1995
Tiden Prize 1996
Henrik Steffen's grant, 1998
Siddis prize 2004
The P2 listeners' best novel prize 2005
Nominated for the Brage prize 2005
Nominated for the Young Critics' prize 2005
Nominated for Dagbladet's novel of the year 2005
Stavanger Cultural prize 2008
The Booksellers' prize 2008                                                                                                           
Nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2008
Nominated for the Critics Prize
The Department of Culture's Prize
Nominated for the Bookseller's prize 2013
Stavanger Kommune's Cultural Prize 2014
Nominated for the Bookseller's prize 2014

"Renberg's novels are of international excellence"

Tore Renberg (born 1972) made his literary debut in 1995 with the collection of short prose Sleeping Tangle for which he won the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas’ Debutant Prize.  

During the 90s Renberg also distinguished himself as a literary critic, and for hosting a programme on literature on The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).  

Since the debut, Renberg has written several novels and children’s books. His big commercial breakthrough came with the five iconic novels about the fallible antihero Jarle Klepp. These books captured the essence of an era and displayed a portrait of a young man in a way never before seen in Norwegian literature.  The books on Jarle Klepp have become standard reading in Norway.  

Also the movies based on the books The Man Who Loved Yngve (2003), The Orheim Company (2005) and I Travel Alone/Charlotte Isabel Hansen (2008) were big box office hits. Renberg wrote the film scripts to all three. 

Renberg has received a number of prizes for his novels, amongst them the Booksellers’ Prize for I Travel Alone (2008) and the P2-Listeners’ Novel Prize for The Orheim Company (2005).  

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 "Renberg's novels are of international excellence ... See You Tomorrow is a wild, compassionate first rate thriller ... At the same time, the second volume, Attack from All Sides, is published in Norwegian, and it is just as good ... The grandeur of Renberg's project is the concentration, the condensation, the absolute absence of coincidence ... The penmanship, the personification and the abundantly idiomatic dialogue makes See You Tomorrow and Attack from All Sides into brilliantly realistic prose, not just within Scandinavia, but in the international elite"
SYDSVENSKAN, SWEDEN (Review of See You Tomorrow and Attack from All Sides)

Photographer: André Løyning

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2014 Angrep fra alle kanter Attack from All Sides
Danish Gyldendal
French Presses de la Cité
Swedish Bokförlaget Atlas
2013 Vi ses i morgen See You Tomorrow
American English Arcadia Books
British English Arcadia Books
Czech Argo
Danish Gyldendal
Dutch Manteau
Finnish Like
French Presses de la Cité
German Heyne Verlag (Random House)
Hungarian L'Harmattan
Swedish Bokförlaget Atlas
2011 Dette er mine gamle dager These Are My Old Days
2009 Pixley Mapogo Pixley Mapogo
French Mercure de France
2008 Charlotte Isabel Hansen Charlotte Isabel Hansen / I Travel Alone
Brazilian Portuguese DBA Editora
Danish Batzer & Co.
French Mercure de France
German dtv
Hebrew Ha'kursa books
Hungarian L'Harmattan
Lithuanian Gimtasis Zodis
Polish BC Edukacja
Russian Azbooka
Swedish Gilla Böcker
2006 Farmor har kabel-TV / Videogutten Grandma's Got Cable TV / Video Boy
2005 Kompani Orheim The Orheim Company
Danish Batzer & Co
French Mercure de France
Hungarian L'Harmattan
Polish BC Edukacja
2003 Mannen som elsket Yngve The Man Who Loved Yngve
Brazilian Portuguese DBA Editora
Czech Doplnek
Danish Batzer & Co
French Odin editions
Hungarian JAK
Polish BC Edukacja
Swedish Norstedts
2001 En god tid Happy Times
Swedish Norstedts
1998 Renselse Purification
German btb
1996 Matriarkat Matriarchy
German btb
1995 Sovende floke Sleeping Tangle

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