Crown Princess Mette-Marit to publish a book

Crown Princess Mette-Marit.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Crown Princess Mette-Marit will publish a book in the autumn with new texts by twelve hand-picked Norwegian writers.

The book is to be published at Aschehoug publishers and is to be launched in early September in connection with the book fair in Frankfurt, where Norway is the main contributing country wrote VG

The Crown Princess is the editor of the book together with author and publishing editor, Geir Gulliksen.

‘’The two have invited twelve Norwegian writers they regard highly to contribute with newly written short stories and essays’’ said communication manager, Mona Ek of Aschehoug.

The book is titled “The Home Country and Other Narratives” (Hjemlandet og andre fortellinger) by Dag Solstad, Marit Eikemo, Agnes Ravatn, and Vigdis Hjorth among the authors who have been selected wrote VG newspaper.

It is the publisher who has taken the initiative for the anthology. A normal contract has been entered into in connection with the project.

‘’Crown Princess Mette-Marit accepted this because she is an ambassador for Norwegian literature and because Norway this year is the main host at the book fair in Frankfurt’’ said the castle’s communications manager, Guri Varpe.

It is not known what the Crown Princess will do with the money she will possibly earn on the book.

‘’The Crown Princess’s rights in the book project are secured in line with all other contributors. The Crown Princess will not personally receive income from book sales. What purpose her potential share of the profits should go to is not determined, but they will find their way back to the field of literature’’ said Varpe.

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