Arne Svingen

Arne Svingen (b. 1967) is one of our foremost writers for children and young adults. His production spans from easy reads for children, to novels for children and young adults.

He is deeply committed to encouraging children and adolescents to read, and he is a true wizard at using humor and suspense to ensnare his readers. Thematically, his books span from pure entertainment to novels on difficult topics. He has written several novels for adults, radio plays for NRK and graphic novels. A number of Arne Svingens's books have been sold abroad, and he has been translated into fourteen languages. His breakthrough as a writer of thrillers came with Silent Screams (2001). He was awarded the Brage Prize for his novel Black Ivory in 2005 and was nomiated for the Brage Prize for his novel A Sky Full of Clouds in 2018.

Foreign Sales:

All my Friends are Vampires (2020) 
Denmark, ABC Forlag

In Mid-Air (2018)
Denmark, ABC Forlag
Russia, Albus Korvus

The Revolver Kid 2 (2016)
Denmark, ABC Forlag 

Benny-Bob’s Banana Burger (2015)
Denmark, ABC Forlag 

Making a Run for it (2015)
Denmark, ABC Forlag 

Primitive Possums (2014)
Denmark, ABC Forlag

The Revolver Kid (2014)
Denmark, ABC Forlag

Fly Summer (2013)
Denmark, ABC Forlag

The Ballad of A Broken Nose (2012)
Czech Republic, Albatros Media a,s
Denmark, ABC Forlag
Egypt, Dar Kahn
France, Magnard Jeunesse
Georgia, Sulakauri
Germany, Bastei Lübbe
Hungary, Kolibri Children’s Books
Korea, Arumbook
Russia, Albus Corvus
Slovenia, Zalozba Zala
Spain, Gato Sueco (Spanish and Catalan)
Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen
USA, Simon & Schuster

Some Plan (2011)
Germany, Bastei Lübbe

Svingens’s Dark World-series
Denmark, ABC Forlag

Publications