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"Working together": Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus

Words and Illustrations in Contemporary Children's Literature. With Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus.

Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus are two of the most prominent names in Norwegian literature for children, and consistently tackle difficult themes like anger and child neglect. They are also husband and wife. Meet them in conversation about their life and work with Dr. Ines Galling of the Internationale Jugendbibliothek, München.

Gro Dahle (1962) is a prize winning author, writing for both children and adults. Bösemann is illustrated by Svein Nyhus and published by Nord-Süd Verlag in 2019, translated by Christel Hildebrandt.

Svein Nyhus (1962) has won several prominent awards for his picture books. His philosophical texts and his bold, beautiful illustrations have reached out to a large and enthusiastic audience.

© Gro Dahle (Line Fresti), Svein Nyhus (Cappelen Damm)

Author event at the fair


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Ehrengast 2019: Norwegen
„Norwegen - Der Traum in uns“
The event is free of charge


© Line Fresti

Gro Dahle


© Cappelen Damm

Svein Nyhus

Author, Illustrator

Dr. Ines Galling

Internationale Jugendbibliothek