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Are Kalvo

  • Original Title: HYTTEBOK FRA HELVETE
  • Publication date: December 2018
  • Publisher: Kagge Forlag
  • Country: NO
  • 327 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Norway
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, Personal fulfilment, Life choice, Search for the truth, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Friendship


Norwegian comedian Are Kalvø has noticed a recent phenomenon: everyone he knows from all walks of life have taken up hiking in mountains. 80% of the Norwegian population claims that they go hiking, but the author is mystified. This recounts his reluctant attempt to learn to love nature.


Translation rights sold: World English, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic

Nr. 1. best seller in Norway

Are Kalvø is a leading Norwegian comedian and satirist. In addition to stand-up, he has also produced musicals.


A comedian's reluctant attempt to learn to love nature.

Are Kalvø grew up smack dab in the middle of a postcard in north-western Norway, surrounded by fjords and mountains that people from halfway across the globe travel to see. Yet he's never been much of an outdoorsman. Once he moved to the city, he never looked back. This has never been a problem. Until a few years ago, Kalvø began losing friends to the mountains. One day, Kalvø realized that he did not have a single Facebook-friend who had not posted a single photo of themselves on a mountain. That's enough to make a person start wondering. In fear of missing out on something, he heads out to the mountains himself: to find out what is actually happening.

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