Kurt Racks his Brain (Innbundet)

Series: Kurt 


Erlend Loe

Norwegian title: Kurt koker hodet
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2003
Pages: 136
Illustrator: Hiorthøy, Kim
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202232542
Age: 10 - 16
Overview Kurt koker hodet

Kurt has driven forklifts at Gunnar’s docks for years and years. But all the boats have stopped coming, ever since a brand new harbour was constructed nearby. Now, Kurt and Bud are hired to polish containers there. One day they hear strange noises. A whole bunch of people suddenly appear from one of the containers, looking like they come from all over the place. And there are serious problems, especially for Kurt and Anne-Lise. Little Bud, however, falls in love!

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Reviews Kurt koker hodet

"Loe gir oss nok en sjarmerende historie." (...) "La oss håpe at bøkene om Kurt blir lest av alle."

Anne Liv Tønnessen, Stavanger Aftenblad

"Lattervekkjande politisk satire frå eit land der både folk og Konge er meir opptekne av pølser enn av flyktningar."

Inger Bråtveit, Dagsavisen

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Author Erlend Loe

Erlend Loe was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. He studied folklore, film studies, and literature before becoming one of the most beloved and popular authors in Norway. He made his debut with the novel Captured by the Woman (Tatt av kvinnen) in 1993, a novel he received raving reviews for. In 1996 came Naiv. Super, his big break through in Norway as well as abroad, and has been called the novel of his generation. His novel Doppler, which came out in 2004, has been critically acclaimed for it´s depiction of the modern man, and The Guardian named it Book of the year. He is a productive author, and publishes books both for adults and children. His books about Kurt have been a huge success, and has also been turned into an animated film.
Erlend Loes books have been published in thirty-nine countries so far.

He lives in Oslo and enjoys biking.


  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs Prize for The Big Red Dog (Den store røde hunden), children's picture book, 1996. Illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy.
  • The Cappelen Award 1997
  • The Critics' Prize for Kurt Quo Vadis?, illustrated children’s novel, 1998 children’s book.
  • The Booksellers' Prize 1999 for L (L).
  • The Aschehoug Prize 2003
  • The French Prix Européen des Jeunes Lecteurs 2006 for Naïve.Super. (Naiv.Super).
  • The French Tam-tam Prize for The Fish (Fisken) 2006, children’s book.
  • De Grote Jongerenliteratuur Prijs (The Netherlands) 2010 for Muleum.

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