Some articles and interviews for the curious, mostly in Norwegian. Some are freely available, others are behind paywalls. If there is no link, the article is only accessible through a media service like Retriever, or better yet: a trip to the library. If you are doing an assignment or similar, there is an FAQ that might be helpful.

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NRK TV: Book expedition (Bokekspedisjonen)

‘The Book Expedition' show was shot on the stunning island Herøy in Norland. I got to rant about The Raven Rings, fantasy, northern Norway, writing, cosplay, and how impossible I was as a child. The show was aired on Norwegian TV august 2019, and is still available for streaming.

NRK TV 29.08.2019

 
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Fantasy readers will save the world

An interview and a report from the launch party of The Raven Rings 3, centered around fantasy and its dedicated readers.

NRK 01.11.2015
By Thomas Espevik

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The Raven Rings becomes film

VG breaking the news about Odin’s Child being optioned for film by Maipo Film in Norway.

VG - 06.11.2015
By Camilla Norlie/Eskil Furunes

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Some don’t think fantasy is real literature

Portrait interview centered around the creation and reception of The Raven Rings.

DAGBLADET 23.07.2016
By Rannveig Korneliussen

 
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They wrote 3 of the most popular fabtasy books

Tonje Tornes, Tone Almhjell and Siri Pettersen, about writing, creativity and friendship.

DAGBLADET 08.09.2014
by Marie L. Kleve

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Northern Literary Award to Siri Pettersen

Briefly on the Northern Norwegian Literary Award, ‘Havmannprisen’

ABC NYHETER 15.06.2016
by NTB

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Found magic portal

An interview following the first nomination to the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize.

DAGSAVISEN 05.11.2013
by Bernt Erik Pedersen

 
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The Mother of Ravens

A thorough portrait centered on writing, ravens, the reception of the books and personal matters.

UKEADRESSA 22.03.2014
by Veronika Søum

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We can still save some

A longer magazine portrait about writing, and the love for the fantasy genre.

55+ 13.02.2017
by Espen Selmer-Torgersen

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Siri has the Might to pull people to fantasy

A portrait about the books and they’re success.

BYAVISA 03.02.2016
by Odd Ragnar Myhr

 
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Fantasy without footnotes

Talking to the Deichman Library about fantasy, writing and visuals.

DEICHMAN BLOG 29.11.2013
by Bodil Aga Aandstad

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Interview with Siri Pettersen

Delving into details with Fanzine ‘Science Fiction & Fantasy Planet’.

SSF PLANET 28.09.2018
by SSF PLANET

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Forever fantasy

Short interview with Book 365 about writing and favourites.

BOK365 10.09.2015
by Victoria Jelsø Spanthus

 
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Noway’s fantasy Queen

About fantasy and fandom, following the second nomination for the Booksellers’ Prize.

DAGSAVISEN 15.11.2014
by Veronica Karlsen

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Will write for younger readers

About the children’s book, ‘Bubble’ and why it had to be written.

TØNSBERG BLAD 21.12.2017
by NTB

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In company with the greatest

About the first nomination for the Booksellers’ Prize.

NORDLYS 04.11.2013
by Rikke Lange

 
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The nerds are taking over

An interview about fantasy, and experiences from the Göteborg Bookfair.

PERISKOP 29.09.2016
by Erle Marie Sørheim

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Two new fantasy series that impress

With my dear friend Tonje Tornes, talking about our fantasy co-debut.

DAGBLADET 09.09.2013
by Cathrine Krøger

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A women’s revolution

About the new rush of fantasy, compared to crime literature.

A MAGASINET 20.04.2014
by Aslak Nore/Asbjørn Slettemark

 
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Could win prestigious award with fantasy

An interview following the first fantasy being nominated for the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize.

NORDLYS 04.11.2013
by Rikke Lange

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She won the literary award with fantasy

A report from the award ceremony of the South Literary Award (Sørlandets Litteraturpris)

AGDERPOSTEN 23.04.2016
by Anne Gro Ballestad

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The ten best books of the year

An article following the announcement of the nominations for the 2017 Booksellers’ Prize.

VG 26.10.2017
by Camilla Norli

 
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Siri’s fantasy debut

The very first book-related interview I ever gave, right before my debut.

VG 07.07.2013
by Sølvi Wærhaug

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Following up norse fantasy successes

About Norwegiean successes and sequels in fantasy.

DAGSAVISEN 23.06.2014
by Bernt Erik Pedersen

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That time I beat Knausgård

From the award ceremony of the South Literary Award (Sørlandets Litteraturpris)

AGDERPOSTEN 25.04.2016
Anne Gro Ballestad

 
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The booksellers’ favourites

A summary following the nominations of the 2015 Booksellers’ Prize.

VG 27.10.2015
by Borghild Maaland

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Could win the Booksellers’ Prize

About the Booksellers’ Prize, and the first fantasy to be nominated.

ADRESSEAVISEN 31.10.2013
by Markus Tobiassen

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Designing their own book covers

About cover illustration, and writers designing their own book covers.

NRK 06.02.2016
by Thomas Espevik

 
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Published the best book from the north

A summary following the North-Norwegian Literary Award, ‘Havmannprisen’.

FOLKEBLADET 14.06.2016
by Reidar Ingebrigtsen

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Siri’s bubble taking off

About the children’s book, ‘Bubble’, sales and foreign territories.

FOLKEBLADET 28.12.2017
by Veronika Karlsen

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North-Norwegian literary award to Siri Pettersen

A summary following the North-Norwegian Literary Award, ‘Havmannprisen’.

ADRESSEAVISEN 15.06.2016
by NTB

 
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Who should win the Literary Award?

An article about the nominees for the South Literary Award. (Sørlandets Litteraturpris)

AGDERPOSTEN 12.02.2016
by Inger Stavelin

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One of them will be this fall’s bestseller

A summary following the North-Norwegian Literary Award, ‘Havmannprisen’.

AFTENPOSTEN 29.10.2014
by Kaja Korsvold

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Best Norwegian YA novels of all time

The first winners on Dagbladet’s list of best Norwegian YA novels of all time.

DAGBLADET 17.11.2014
by Cathrine Krøger