Detours (Avstikkere) is an art book and an adventure book. It is neither a typical children’s book nor a typical adult’s book, but it is suitable for children who like to look at pictures and use their imagination. There is no on-going story, but the book has five parts, each with its own story. In addition every picture is a story in itself.
Øyvind Torseter is one of Norway’s most prominent illustrators. Several of his books have won prizes.
Øyvind Torseter (1972–) is a well known illustrator and author who has produced books such as Detours (Avstikkere), The Hole (Hullet) and Mule Boy (Mulegutten). He has won a number of Norwegian and international prizes. For Detours he was awarded the Year’s Most Beautiful Book Prize and the most distinguished honour for children’s books, The Bologna Ragazzi Award. The Hole earned him the prestigious French Prix Jeune Alber, and also won him the Norwegian prize for The Year’s Most Beautiful Book in 2013. Mule Boy was nominated to the Nordic Councils Childrens Book Prize in 2016.