Author: Pål H. Christiansen

  • Bookreview: Rain Is Rain in Manglerud

    Bookreview: Rain Is Rain in Manglerud

    “Failed writer meets world famous guitarist” – A beautifully written new novel from young German writer Tessa Weitemeier, a-ha expert Barry Page concludes after reading Rain Is Rain In Manglerud. Struggling writer and perennial dreamer Hobo Highbrow is, literally, a man out of time; he possesses neither a watch nor a calendar to tell him…

  • The Waaktaar method

    The Waaktaar method

    Pål H. Christiansen had a chat with Pål Waaktaar-Savoy about Tessa Weitemeier’s novel Rain is Rain in Manglerud where Christiansen’s own character Hobo Highbrow returns and meets his hero. It’s March 2022 and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy is soon off touring with a-ha after an unvoluntary break during Covid-19. Fans from all over the world have waited…

  • Claudia Scott: Vil ha opprør mot Byrådet i Oslo

    Claudia Scott: Vil ha opprør mot Byrådet i Oslo

    – Nordmenn er veldig tro mot autoriteter. Men det er ikke slik at vi som protesterer mot å fjerne parkeringsplasser og erstatte dem med sykkelfelt er på feil side, mener Claudia L. Scott. Tekst: Pål H. Christiansen. Portrettfoto: Sanne Kvitnes Claudia L. Scott (63) er blant av våre mest kjente artister. Hun har bemerket seg…

  • A conversation with translator Annalisa Maurantonio (2010)

    A conversation with translator Annalisa Maurantonio (2010)

    By Pål H. Christiansen Annalisa Maurantonio is a freelance translator – doing it for her own sake and not on commitment. She chooses books she would like to translate or would like to see translated into Italian. That’s how she started translating my novel “Drømmer om storhet” (Sogni di Grandezza, Hic Sunt Leones Press 2010).…

  • Espen Beranek Holm og Fjodor på Storytel

    Espen Beranek Holm og Fjodor på Storytel

    Fjodor går bananas var en av årets mest kritikerroste barnebøker da den kom ut i 2006. Den og fire andre bøker om den rampete torsken Fjodor er tilgjengelige som lydbøker med sang og musikk på Storytel.

  • What happened to Fjodor? – A blog conversation with Pål H. Christiansen and Felix Janosa

    What happened to Fjodor? – A blog conversation with Pål H. Christiansen and Felix Janosa

    by Annette Schwindt When I met Pål in 2007, the second volume of his children’s book series about the naughty fish Fjodor was published in Norway. Three years later I managed to interest the German publishing company Terzio in the growing series. Terzio started with great enthusiasm to produce a series modelled after the legendary…