Skam Series Set For International Book Launch

NRK youth drama Skam (Shame) made the transition to print this week when the first of four volumes was published in Norway, containing all of the scripts and deleted scenes from the first series, and an international launch seems set to follow.

Skam, which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, won several dramatic and cultural awards across its four seasons and is deemed to have had such a profound cultural impact on the nation that two of its scripts have been archived in the Norwegian National Library.

Series writer and director Julie Andem has now signed up to the Salomonsson Agency in Sweden, which represents Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst, and the plan is to release the books internationally, complete with the original typos, script notes and mind maps of Andem herself.

Manager of the Salomonsson Agency, Julia Angelin, said: “We are incredibly proud to be working with Julie Andem… It will be great to build her career as a writer from this unique starting point. We have seen only the beginning.”