Krakiel Forlag
Krakiel Publishing

Address: SØNDRE GATE 10
N-0550 OSLO, NORWAY
E-mail: post@krakielforlag.no
Telephone: (+47) 900 81 641

Publisher: Andreas Vaa Bermann

We prefer contact by e-mail.
www.krakielforlag.no

Krakiel is part of the company dAVB AS (Org. nr. NO 990 623 686 MVA)
Bank: Fokus Bank account number. 86011757393
IBAN NO8186011757393
SWIFT DABANO22

Background and content

Krakiel Publishing was established in 2006 to publish selected projects and publications.

There is no certain profile to the publications that include or exclude any chosen project. The starting point is that the publisher finds it amiable to publish a publication to spread the cultural, intellectual or artistically initiative. The ambition is to contribute to the public debate and content through social, literary and cultural engagement.

Krakiel Publishing has no large number of administrative staff, but we are so far known to meet most challenges and task adequately.

Attitude

Krakiel Publishing will only publish books where the paper comes from forests where there is a demand that the logging do not result in deforesting, that the cutting is controlled and that it is done with respect for the local population.

Praise for the Norwegian version of Kathe - Always Been in Norway (2003) in VG:

"This talented, literary pedagogue manages to portray the many by telling of an individual. Kathe’s story will be the story of the Norwegian Jews. It is gripping reading (…) Søbye’s book is a worthy addition to our body of war literature"



In 2017:

"Kathe - Always Been in Norway" was named the second-best Norwegian non-fiction published after 1945 in the category of biographies by the members of the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association.



In 2018:

"Kathe - Always Been in Norway" was selected to be one of the 10 best Scandinavian non-fiction books published after year 2000. The jury consisted of nine distinguished critics, writers and researchers but together by the newspapers Morgenbladet, Aftonbladet, Weekendavisen, Broen.xyz. a.o., in collaboration with Norwegian Literature festival.



Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad:

"The reader will also be impressed by the way this superlative biography demonstrates that sources can be used stringently to portray “ordinary” people’s lives and times, not just the lives of celebrities"



Adresseavisa:

"An exciting book about the fate of a normal person caught up in the maelstrom of history"



Dagbladet:

"Espen Søbye’s book is a heart-rending, but thoroughly clear-headed record"



VG:

"This talented, literary pedagogue manages to portray the many by telling of an individual. Kathe’s story will be the story of the Norwegian Jews. It is gripping reading (…) Søbye’s book is a worthy addition to our body of war literature" (VG)



Aftenposten:

"The book is a unique record of a person’s life, a person only allowed to live for fifteen years. What’s more, its themes, methods and approach make it an unusually important addition to research into the Nazi occupation of Norway (…) An episode in the history of the occupation – the persecution of the Jews – has now been recorded and elucidated better than ever before"



"Norway has found her Anne Frank"

Aftenposten, Nov. 2003



“…a heart-rending, but thoroughly clear-headed documentation.”

Dagbladet, Dec 1. 2003 (Halvor Elvik, book reviewer)



“Søbye’s portrait of Kathe Lasnik is not just a powerful book; it is also a kind of necessity.”

Klassekampen, Dec 2003