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Boknyheter #23

I denne mandagsspalten finner du større eller mindre nyhetssaker som på et eller annet vis har noe å gjøre med bøkenes verden. Alle boknyhetene jeg har skrevet om finner du her.

Dagens Doddle.

– Google feirer i dag Douglas Adams‘ 61. bursdag med en doodle.

– Tarjej Vesaas’ debutantpris 2012 gikk til Peter Franziskus Strassegger (28) for romanen Stasia.

Bangkok er verdens bokhovedstad i 2013. Tittelen deles ut av UNESCO til byer som gjør mye for å promotere bøker og leselyst.

Shakespeare er blant de som tilsynelatende er aktive på sosiale nettverk. Bildet er fra huffingtonpost.com.

– Å være død er ingen hindring for enkelte forfattere. Her er 9 avdøde forfattere som tilsynelatende er veldig aktive på sosiale nettverk.

Bokbasen legger om. Administrerende direktør Bente Franck-Sætervoll mener det er helt udramatisk.

Ungdommens kritikerpris gikk til Eivind Hofstad Evjemos andre roman, Det siste du skal se er et ansikt av kjærlighet. Han mottok Tarjej Vesaas’ debutantpris i 2009.

– Det er kanskje vanskelig å forestille seg noen andre enn Emilia Clarke i rollen som Daenerys Targaryen i tv-serien Game of Thrones, men i pilot-episoden var det Tamzin Merchant som spilte Daenerys.

Vigdis Hjort fikk Kritikerprisen for beste skjønnlitterære voksenbok med romanen Leve posthornet!. Beste sakprosa gikk til Aage Storm Borchgrevink med boka En norsk tragedie. Forøvrig gikk prisen for beste oversettelse til Agnes Banach for Dagboken 1953-1958 av Witold Gombrowicz og beste barne- eller ungdomsbok til Kari Stai for Jacob og Neikob. Tjuven slår tilbake.

– Etter gjentatte mediaoppslag om hvor elendig oversettelsen er (123) velger Aschehoug å trekke tilbake oversettelsen av Zadie Smiths nye roman, NW. I ettertid har det dukket opp artikler om hvor utbredt dårlige oversettelser faktisk er. Det sies ofte at oversetterne er under heftig tidspress, og en av tingene som øker presset er at nordmenn like gjerne kjøper bøkene på engelsk istedenfor å vente på den norske utgaven.

– Det å måtte lese den samme boka høyt for ørtende gang er en situasjon mange foreldre kjenner seg igjen i, men en ny studie foreslår at det faktisk er bedre for barnets læring å lese samme boka om igjen enn å fylle opp biblioteket til minstemann.

– Er Rivertonforeningen en gutteklubb?

EU vil forhindre at aktører som saxo.com og amazon kan bruke Luxemburg som momsly. Det ble tidligere kjent at danske saxo har flyttet til Luxemburg og kan derfor selge bøkene langt billigere enn sine danske konkurrenter.

Karl Ove Knausgård er nominert til Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Publisher’s Weekly avslører hvor mange kopier man må selge for å havne på bestselgerlista til Amazon.

– Et kanadisk bibliotek sliter for tiden med et besynderlig problem: en vandal har så langt ødelagt ca 400 bøker ved å urinere på dem. Bøkene må naturligvis erstattes, og skadene så langt har kostet biblioteket ca $8000. I tillegg har de installert nye overvåkningskameraer til en verdi av $5000.

Google-dikt. Bildet er fra huffingtonpost.com

Går det an å skrive dikt med Google sine forslag til søk?

– NaNoWriMo arrangeres hver november, men nå har skrivelystne muligheten til å skrive sin roman i april eller juli isteden.

– Til tross for at Man Asian Prize har blitt nokså stor siden 2007, erklærte sponsoren The Man Group i fjor at de ikke lenger skulle sponse prisen. Hva skjer da?

Forfatter Hilary Mantel angrer ikke på at hun kom med de (i følge media) «giftige» kommentarene om Kate, hertuginnen av Cambridge.

– I anledning krimfestivalen: Er det nordmannen, svensken eller dansken som skriver best krim? Les forøvrig Bokelskerinnens innlegg del 1 og del 2 om Krimfestivalen.

– Det svenske kulturdepartementet foreslår en egen myndighet for bibliotekene som har oversikt over alle bibliotekene.

Den perfekte kvinnen, slik 10 mannlige forfattere ser det.

JK Rowling er ikke særlig imponert over hvordan tenåringer og unge voksne fremstilles i tv-serier.

– Amazon har klart å få ekslusiv kontroll over det nye .Book-domenet, til stor forargelser for The Association of American Publishers.

– Den Sør-koreanske kunstneren Airan Kang stiller for tiden ut noen bokstavelig talt lysende kunstverk.

– Sjekk disse fantastisk gode omslagene!

– Hvorfor har det seg sånn at det ikke finnes zombie-dyr i The Walking Dead-tegneserien?

Statistikk viser at det finnes flere mannlige anmeldere og at det skrives mer om mannlige forfattere. Bildet er fra vidaweb.org

Mannlige forfattere får fortsatt mer oppmerksomhet i media enn kvinner.

– Noen gang lurt på hva som skjulte seg i biblioteket til blant annet Mao Zedong? China Daily har svaret. De har også en artikkel om at gode bøker hjelper politikerne å styre landet.

Den amerikanske ambassaden i Angola donerte bøker til Katyavala Bwila-universitetet. Dessuten donerte en anonym person 100 000 bøker til Teach for America.


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En frivillig død (translates to A Voluntary Death) by Steffen Kverneland is a graphic memoir about the suicide of the author's father. Very powerful use of text and illustration. Highly recommended!
Several people have recommended A General Theory of Oblivion (Norwegian title: Allmenn teori om glemsel) by José Eduardo Agualusa. Took the opportunity when it showed up on sale recently. About the book: On the eve of Angolan independence an agoraphobic woman named Ludo bricks herself into her apartment for 30 years, living off vegetables and the pigeons she lures in with diamonds, burning her furniture and books to stay alive and writing her story on the apartment’s walls. Almost as if we’re eavesdropping, the history of Angola unfolds through the stories of those she sees from her window. As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo’s life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable.
There is something magical about the book store Tronsmo (@tronsmobok). Along with Outland, who specialise in fantasy, sci-fi and comic books (and other geeky goodness), it is by far the absolute best book store in Oslo (and maybe Norway? Any contenders?). I go there when I want to find something new, non-fiction or fiction, that I have never heard of, but that sounds interesting. I NEVER fail to find something. In fact, I always find several books every time I'm there. I stopped by after work yesterday, feeling peckish for something new, and lo and behold! I found four books. As I stood by one of the shelves, a man in his thirties and his son of maybe 8 years old walked in. As they passed me, the father whispered to his son: "This is the best book store in Oslo." And the kid, his small hand in his father's big one, looked up at him with big eyes and said: "is it really?" The father nodded solemnly, and the kid looked around with a new-found admiration for where he was standing. Anyway, the book in the picture is one of the four that I got: Toddler-hunting and other stories, by Taeko Kono. It is a collection of short-stories, and I know practically nothing about it, but I look forward to reading it. And stop by Tronsmo if you find yourself in Oslo!
Been a while since I posted a shelfie! #bookshelfie #shelfie #booknerd #book #bokhylle #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #interior #shelfiesunday #shelf #shelfielicious #shelfies #bookporn #bookworm #bokorm #lesehest #bookshelves #bookshelf #bookheaven #library #personallibrary
Not for the first time, I was inspired by the Norwegian Snapchat account, @snaplioteket. This time I discovered Junji Ito's Uzumaki. The blurb: Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a pattern: UZUMAKI, the spiral - the hypnotic secret shape of the world. #uzumaki #spirals #junjiito #newbook #bookhaul #manga #literature #litteratur #skrekk #horror #coffee #cofferporn #bookporn #lesetips #nrklesetips #bokorm #bookworm #lesehest #bookstagram #bookish #instabook
I recently picked up Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. Not started reading it yet, but I was intrigued by the blurb: "Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack’s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America—a drug that compels people to become addicted to their work. On Jack’s trail are an unlikely pair: an emotionally shut-down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love against all expectations. Autonomous alternates between the activities of Jack and her co-conspirators, and Elias and Paladin, as they all race to stop a bizarre drug epidemic that is tearing apart lives, causing trains to crash, and flooding New York City." #autonomous #annaleenewitz #books #bøker #book #sciencefiction #scifi #newbook #litteratur #literature #bookhaul #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #orange #lesetips #nrklesetips #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #nybok
I recently realised that it's been about 17 years since I read The Lord of the Rings. Maybe this year is the year I will read it again? 🧝‍♀️ #books #book #bøker #litteratur #literature #jrrtolkien #lotr #thelordoftherings #lordoftherings #thefellowshipofthering #bookstagram #instabook #bookish #lesetips #fantasy #lesehest #nrklesetips #bokorm #bookworm
I recently went to Ireland (Dublin to be specific) for a conference. At the airport on my way home I picked up this quirky book. I ended up spending 12 hours travelling that day, due to delays and missing connecting flights (yes, ended up being plural, I missed two of them). For context, a direct flight takes about 2 hours. So that was fun. Didn't get a chance to start The Curious History of Irish Dogs, but I did read another one from start to finish. #thecurioushistoryofirishdogs #davidblakeknox #book #books #bøker #bok #litteratur #literature #bookhaul #newbook #dublin #ireland #irishwolfhound #avocado #tea #breakfast #nonfiction #bookstagram #instabook #bookish #lesehest #lesetips #nrklesetips #bokorm #bookworm
I have looked at and picked up this book in @outlandkirkegata for literal years. But I haven't bought it until now. I have absolutely no idea why. But here it is: A Natural History of Dragons - A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan. Looking forward to reading it. Have you read it? what did you think? #anaturalhistoryofdragons #ladytrent #ladytrentmemoirs #mariebrennan #dragons #dragon #drage #drake #wyrm #fantasy #literature #litteratur #book #books #bøker #boktips #lesetips #nrklesetips #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #bookhaul #bookcoverlove
I finished listening to I'll Be Gone In The Dark, by Michelle McNamara, who tragically died suddenly while working on this book. I picked this book for the prompt "a book published posthumously" in the #Popsugarreadingchallenge, so I'm off to a good start! If you're into true crime, you'll most likely enjoy this book. The crime writer Michelle McNamara became somewhat obsessed with hunting down the Golden State Killer - in fact, she was the one who coined that name. Before this, he was known under various other nicknames: The East Area Rapist, East Bay Rapist, The Original Night Stalker, Visalia Ransacker and The Diamond Knot Killer. He killed at least 13 people, raped more than 50 girls and women from 13 to 40 years old, and committed more than 100 burglaries while he was active between 1974 and 1986. This book is really as much about McNamara as it is about the Golden State Killer, because so much of her life revolved around bringing him to justice. And in 2018, not long after this book was released, Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested based on DNA evidence, using the method McNamara describes as the best method to catch him. It saddens me that she wasn't around to see him caught, but, as her husband and friends say, she did not care about getting any credit. She cared about getting justice for all of his victims. Good book, well worth a read or listen! #illbegoneinthedark #michellemcnamara #truecrime #goldenstatekiller #eastarearapist #eastbayrapist #originalnightstalker #visaliaransacker #diamondknotkiller #litteratur #literature #book #audiobook #audible #lesetips #nrklesetips #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #crime #krim #nonfiction #sakprosa #bookstagram #instabook #bookish
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