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Brightly Shining Sold to Twenty-One Territories

Rights to Ingvild H. Rishøi’s critically acclaimed novel Brightly Shining has now been sold to twenty-one territories, including forthcoming publications in the UK and the US.

Brightly Shining is a tale about a father who does his best but not enough, about a sister who tries to fill his shoes, and a daughter who never stops hoping. It is about the reality of addiction but also the power of dreams and believing in the kindness of strangers. With an unfaltering loyalty to the child’s perspective, Norwegian cult writer Ingvild H. Rishøi gives us the world through the eyes of her unforgettable young protagonist Ronja: naïve yet pragmatic, hopeful yet dark. Brightly Shining is a wonderous masterpiece, a Christmas story for our time where hope and magic are woven into the fabric of a painful narrative that shows our society at its most vulnerable.

The Norwegian edition of Brightly Shining was published by Gyldendal on November 1st, 2021.


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