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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 🙂


Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Meet this falls’s children’s book debutant Alexander Rybak

Text to header photo: Alexander Rybak, internationally well known violinist, composer and artist. He currently makes his debut as a children’s book author.

Source: Forlagsliv.no Published 14.01.2015. Authour: Anne Østgaard, Cappelen Damm

Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa, Revision Bita J 

Alexander Rybak (born 1986) is an actor, composer and musician. He was born in Belarus and grew up in Nesodden. He has played the violin and the piano ever since the age of 5. He made his breakthrough in 2009 when he won the Eurovision Song Contest with his own song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

An interview in the Norwegian book magazine “Book and Socitity”, paper issue June 2015.

Source: paper issue of Bok og Samfunn. Found by Anastasia Silakova. Translated to English by Anastasia Silakova nad Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Marina Rolbin and Anni Jowett

Rybak’s adventurous universe

– There have always been trolls, but I created Trolle. For a long time there have been hulders (a Scandinavian forest creature), but I have brought the Hulder King himself to life. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

Alexander Rybak – book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander writes about an outsider with a fiddle

Material that sparkles with the joy of storytelling.

Underline to the photo:  Alexander has found material for a children’s book in  fiddle playing.

Source: aftenposten.no Published 16.09.2015
Author: Mette Hofsødegård  Photo: Poppe Cornelius Continue reading Alexander Rybak — book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak on TV2 about “Trolle og den magiske fela” 13.06.15

Alexander in an interview on TV2 (Norwegian TV) about his upcoming  Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” and the feeling about being left out in his childhood.

Uploaded to YouTube, translationa nd subs by TessaLA, Revision by Katie Anderson

Alexander Rybak – “Nitimen” NRK P1 13.06.2015

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian morning show “Nitimen” on NRK P1 13th of June 2015, where he promoted his new song and his upcoming book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”.

Funny and interesting interview, where he also explains why you should be always be careful about tying your shoes at a bar 🙂

Alexander Rybak debuts as author

Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.

– This is not far from the reality.”

Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by  Bita J.

“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author