Anne B. Ragde

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Anne B. Ragde during Oslo Bokfestival 2010

Anne Birkefeldt Ragde (born 3 December 1957) is a Norwegian novelist.

Ragde was born in Odda and made her literary debut in 1986 with the children’s book Hallo! Her er Jo! Since then, she has written several books for children and young adults, among them a biography about Sigrid Undset, for which she was awarded the Brage Prize. Her first novel for adults, En tiger for en engel was published in 1990. She has since written several novels, crime novels and short story collections. Her novel Berlin Poplars received a warm welcome from both readers and critics,[citation needed] and has so far sold more than 250 000 copies in Norway, and is translated to more than 15 languages. It was reviewed favorably by the Financial Times on 28 April 2008. The sequels Hermit Crabs and Pastures Green were a no lesser success, although neither have been published in English. The trilogy has been made into a TV series, which had more than 1 million viewers when showed on Norwegian Television.

Copyright infringement scandal[edit]

In 2010 a Norwegian tabloid Dagens Næringsliv article covering ebook copyright violation, Ragde commented when asked about her own lifestyle stance to unauthorized items, that she had bought a counterfeited Prada handbag, her son Jo further added "You have a pirated MP3 collection, we copied the first 1500 songs from one place and 300 from another". Ragde had earlier in the interview expressed great concern over the online ebook file sharing and claimed "I have figured out that I’ve lost half a million kroner ($72,500) on piracy of my books, maybe more".[1]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • 1986: Hallo! Her er Jo!
  • 1987: Dumme Mamma
  • 1990: En tiger for en engel
  • 1995: Zona Frigida
  • 1997: Bunnforhold
  • 1999: En kald dag i helvete
  • 1999: Lille Petter Ederkopp
  • 2001: Arsenikktårnet
  • 2002: Dr. Zellwegers gave
  • 2003: Fosterstilling
  • 2004: Berlin Poplars (Berlinerpoplene)
  • 2005: Hermit Crabs (Eremittkrepesene)
  • 2005: På bunnen av havet ligger et slott
  • 2007: Pastures Green (Ligge i grønne enger)
  • 2009: Nightwaves (Nattønsket)

Awards and prizes[edit]


  1. ^ "Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate". TorrentFreak. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 

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Preceded by
Rune Belsvik
Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
Succeeded by
Gro Dahle
Svein Nyhus