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“Trollfest” in Kragerø, Norway

Alexander Rybak – “Trollfest” (Troll Festival) in Kragerø, Norway

The Troll festival starts at the square at 12.00.

kl 13.20- 13.40  Mini troll concert with Alexander
kl 13.40 – 14.00 Alexander signs books
kl 15.10 – Alexander plays a troll marsch
kl 19.00  – Troll party at Tollboden with a  3-course dinner and a mini concert with Alexander Rybak. Tickets NOKr 1.650 pr pers. More info and booking  HERE       


Saturday 16. September the Troll festival will be arranged for the 3rd time. Fun for big and small trolls. This time Alexander Rybak will visit the Troll festival. You have something to look forward too. Zoe – Loes Barre from Kragerø will sing a duet with Alexander. She is known from her participation in The Voice Kids Germany.  

The Trollfest starts at the square at 12.00 and ends with entertainment at “Tollbuden, starting at 19.00. Alexander will perform at that evening event.

For more info about the Troll Festival 2017, follow this Facebook page.  

Alexander and Trolle in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016

Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children’s books.

Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in their catalogues. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc.  They attend all the major international book fairs.

In Cappelen Damm’s Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016, they present Alexander as an author and promote his book “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

From Cappelen Damm Agency’s catalogue:
Header picture of this post from Cappelen Damm where both Alexander and Trolle are represented 🙂

Alexander Rybak – Trolle and the Magic Fiddle

Source: Cappelen Damm Agency
Alexander Rybak No Bounderies picture Cappelen Damm TrolleAlexander Rybak, b. 1986, is an actor, composer and musician. His international breakthrough came when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the self-composed song Fairytale. Rybak has performed in several large-scale theatrical events and films alongside his music career.

Last autumn he debuted as a children’s book author with Trolle og den magiske fela (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle).

The story combines Alexander Rybak’s musicality with his love of Norwegian folk tales. It is a story about daring to be different and accepting the differences in others. The book and its universe are closely interweaved with newly composed music by Alexander Rybak among others.

“Alexander Rybak is a gifted artist with many talents. This publication is very much in the spirit of his work; a joyful composition with an interesting artistic core.”

Mette Hofsødegård, Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak promo video of Trolle Cappelen Damm

Trolle isn’t like all the other trolls. He doesn’t have a tail, and that is something the other trolls never let him forget. They tease and bully him all the time. One day, Trolle finds the Nymph King’s violin lying shining in a clearing. He discovers that the instrument is magic – anyone who hears its music falls under the spell of the player. Now he’s not only accepted, but admired! But the violin isn’t all good, and Trolle soon finds himself in a lot of trouble. Then human girl Alva turns up and shows Trolle the power of real friendship.

The book comes with an audio version and specially composed music and songs by Alexander Rybak.

Print run 11 000.

Foreign rights sold to Koppelwrite, Denmark.

On page 21 in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016 you can read about Alexander and Trolle 🙂


Children’s book author – Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016

Alexander Rybak : A children’s book author

Edward van de Vendel Eurostory Alexander Rybak


Published on Eurostory.nl February 10, 2016
Interviewer: Edward Van de Vendel, a Dutch author of children’s books, three of them published in Norway by Cappelen Damm.
Continue reading Children’s book author — Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016

Alexander – My kindergarten memory – Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

The hero in the kindergarten

For Alexander Rybak the parties were the best thing about kindergarten. Then he could get to be a hero.

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak didn’t only play in the kindergarten in Belarus, he also learnt to read and write.- I have always worked hard to learn things. That’s why I have succeeded, he says.  Continue reading Alexander — My kindergarten memory — Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad in the Norwegian morning show “God Morgen Norge” 5.11.2015

Alexander and Pernille Hogstad were guests in the Norwegian morning show “God morgen Norge” (Good Morning Norway), where they talked about “Trollebook” and performed 2 songs from the book –  “Du Bare Du” (You Only You) and “Venner” (Friends). Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad in the Norwegian morning show “God Morgen Norge” 5.11.2015