Svein Nyhus

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Svein Nyhus
Svein Nyhus in 2005
Svein Nyhus in 2005
Born (1962-01-23) 23 January 1962 (age 57)
Tønsberg, Norway
OccupationIllustrator, writer of children's books
GenreChildren's literature

Svein Nyhus (born 23 January 1962) is a Norwegian illustrator and writer of children's books.

Svein Nyhus at a book signing with Princess Märtha Louise of Norway in Minnesota, April 15, 2006

Svein Nyhus was born in Tønsberg as the twin brother of caricaturist Egil Nyhus. He took his education at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry from 1981 to 1985.

Svein Nyhus has illustrated his own texts as well as books by his wife, Norwegian poet Gro Dahle. His own books include

  • Drømmemaskinen ("The Dreammachine", 1995),
  • Pappa! ("Daddy!", 1998),
  • Verden har ingen hjørner ("The World Has No Corners", 1999),
  • Lille Lu og Trollmannen Bulibar ("Little Lu And Bulibar The Wizard", 2001),
  • Ingen ("Nobody", 2002) and Jeg! ("Me!", 2004),
  • Opp og ut ("Up And Away", 2008) and
  • Sånt som er ("Things That Are", 2010).[1]

His books have been translated into several languages; In 2004 he illustrated Why Kings and Queens Don't Wear Crowns, a picture book written by Princess Märtha Louise of Norway. In 2013 Svein Nyhus illustrated What Does the Fox Say?, a children's picture book based on Ylvis's YouTube hit The Fox.[2] The book debuted before Christmas at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list.[3]


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Svein Nyhus". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 2013-12-19: Ylvis Hits No. 1 on Children's Best Seller List With 'Fox' Book

External links[edit]

Media related to Svein Nyhus at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Anne B. Ragde
Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
(with Gro Dahle)
Succeeded by
Helga Gunerius Eriksen
Gry Moursund