Renberg, Tore

"... the greatest story-teller of his generation"
(Aftenposten, Norway)

Tore Renberg is the author of several novels which have become standard reading both in Norway and further afield, and which include 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.

Renberg has also made himself remarkable as a dramatist and a writer of film scripts, not least for the successes The Man Who Loved Yngve, The Orheim Company, Charlotte Isabel Hansen and Sonny, the latter with Kaizers Orchestra. Renberg has harvested a string of prizes for his novels, amongst them the Booksellers’ Prize, the P2-Listeners’ Novel Prize, and the Tarjei Vesaas Debutant Prize. Renberg’s novels are published in several countries.

The novel See You Tomorrow heralds a new era in Renberg’s rich authorship.

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"the greatest story teller of his generation… He is a writer who can be incredibly funny. He is an impressively professional storyteller. He writes well and in an entertaining way. And he can be read by both high and low

Prizes and nominations:
* Tarjei Vesaas' Debutant prize 1995, for SOVENDE FLOKE
* Tiden Prize 1996
* Henrik Steffen's grant, 1998
* Siddis prize 2004
* The P2 listeners' best novel prize 2005, for THE ORHEIM COMPANY
* Nominated for the Brage prize 2005, for THE ORHEIM COMPANY
* Nominated for the Young Critics' prize 2005, for THE ORHEIM COMPANY
* Nominated for Dagbladet's novel of the year 2005, for THE ORHEIM COMPANY
* Stavanger Cultural prize 2008
* The Booksellers' prize 2008, for CHARLOTTE ISABEL HANSEN                                                                                                             
* Nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2008
* Nominated for the Critics Prize for Gi gass, Ine 2010
* The Department of Culture's Prize for Gi gass, Ine 2010
* Nominated for the Bookseller's prize for Vi ses i morgen 2013
* Stavanger Kommune's Cultural Prize 2014 

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
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
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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