New Stilton-authors and a brand new Stilton Office
April 16th, 2010
A new kind of agency -- that was part of the headline in Aftenposten when Stilton Literary Agency today announced its brand new office in Oslo. No matter if it rains ashes from the sky, we intend to celebrate the newcomer with champagne tonight. Throughout the day we have received lots of greetings from Norwegian authors and publishers. The best start we could hope for.

We are proud to present two new authors: Odd Harald Hauge and Marc Åkerblom. They have both written their debut-novel within the challenging thriller-genre.

Odd Harald Hauge is an adventurer, an entrepreneur and an author. He has worked as a business journalist in Norway for many years and has also been chief editor for the business section of Aftenposten. Hauge has also worked as a stockbroker for some years. Hauge has written several non-fiction books. His books on two of the world’s moguls within shipping, Fred Olsen and John Fredriksen, were both well received by the critics. Hauge has also written books from his many adventures and expeditions to The South Pole, Mount Everest and the crossing of Greenland. Odd Harald Hauge still holds the record for the most rapid crossing by ski of the icy and unfriendly continent.

Today he owns and runs the world’s most northern restaurant and nightclub, located on Spitsbergen. From here he offers guiding into the Arctic, for those attracted to extreme adventures. When not on Spitsbergen, Odd Harald Hauge lives in Sao Paolo with his Swedish wife. I tyvenes tid is the title of his book.

Marc Åkerblom is 46 years old. He lives in Halmstad, in the southwest of Sweden. He has lived and worked for a long time in Oslo and Stockholm. Åkerblom is of Swedish and Iranian origin. His professional background is from television where he has worked with documentary and drama for many years. Most of the time he has worked as a producer for different tv-companies, but he has also written manuscripts for documentaries. His most extensive work has been the series A History of Norway, based on the books by Karsten Alnæs. Marc Åkerblom both wrote the script and directed the series in cooperation with the Norwegian broadcasting company. Åkerblom has also developed a tv-documentary on popular belief and legends in Norway.

His debut novel, a dark thriller called Trollklockan, is possibly inspired by such legends and popular belief. In the novel Marc Åkerblom returns to the surroundings of his childhood -- the south of Halland’s heavily forested area and a town called Torared.

We welcome them as Stilton-authors.

Hans Petter