We are very proud to say that Arnfinn Kolerud´s The Million Kroner Kindness Competition (Snillionen) has, as the only Norwegian book, been chosen for the presigious Books at Berlinale program. In competition with over 150 books from all over the world, it is great to see this great children´s book be selected alongside authors like Isabel Allende and Michael Nast.

From the Berlinale Press Release:

"Books at Berlinale” 2018— Twelve International Novels With Screen Potential

On February 19, at “Books at Berlinale”, producers can once again discover twelve new, unusual literary works that could be turned into films. The selected books will be showcased at the popular presentation, which has been a part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market since 2006, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair. Immediately following the pitches, film producers can get together with those who hold the film rights to the books – renowned publishers and literary agents who are active internationally.

Selected from close to 150 submissions from 30 countries, this year’s “Books at Berlinale” includes works from Germany, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.


About The Million Kroner Kindness Competition:

One perfectly ordinary day, Frank and Mom win the lottery. And then there aren't any more ordinary days. Everyone in the village is after the twenty-four million. And Mom makes it worse by promising money to whomever is nicest. Frank and Mom flee to southern Europe. How long can they keep their heads in the sand? Who will win the competition? And does it really mean that Frank won't get a single cent? The Millionaire is a humorous story about how difficult it is to be incredibly rich – and at the same time a good person.

Arnfinn Kolerud writes about money without moralizing. The Million Kroner Kindness Competition is a funny and deep drilling childrens book about what riches can do to people. This is a story that leaves you with valuable recognition, as well as it is entertaining here and now. 

Kolerud has an impressive talent for lingual fabulation. The book is full of humoristic examples of children explaining to the grown-ups what is precise and not precise language. Children, with their simple and logic way of seeing language, they put the grown-ups in place. It is both thought provoking and funny. 


About Arnfinn Kolerud:  (b. 1968) writes for both children and adults. He has received several awards for his books, amongst them The Cultural Ministry debut prize and the Nynorsk Children´s Book Award. He likes playing chess and visiting schools.