And Uprisen 2016 goes to:


Students from all over Norway has ready every Norwegian YA book published in 2015. Today at Lillehammer literature festival the jury announced the winner, the book that the young adults themselves has decided was the best Norwegian YA novel of 2015. And the winner of this years Uprisen award is:




Although Jan Tore Noreng has written several books for young adults, #alfahann is his first one to be nominated for the U-prisen. A big congratulations to Noreng! A writer who knows what young adults wants to read about and how they want it written.

#alfahann by Jan Tore Noreng, Gyldendal
Jan Tore Noreng has written several books for young adults, but this is the first time one of his books have been nominated to Uprisen.

Publisher synopsis:

Han har hele pakka: Han er smart, populær, kjekk, og har en kropp som alle de andre guttene i tiende misunner ham. I tillegg er Torstein sammen med Viktoria, den perfekte dama. Livet hans er som skapt for Instagram.

Men den som har ALT, har også ALT å tape.

Read what the author said and more at U-prisen’s homepage.

A NUBB member said back in January that “#alfahann is awesome”, she obviously has impeccable taste.

Have you read #alfahann?

Mari HøeMari
Editor of
A 32 year woman with a passion for young adult literature. As of January 2016, she studies contemporary literature for children and young adult at NORSK BARNEBOKINSTITUTT.

You may also find Mari at one of her private blogs; «Flukten fra virkeligheten» or «Escape In a Book». She also runs the Norwegian book blog portal

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