Sverre Årnes

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Sverre Årnes (born 14 May 1949) is a Norwegian writer who, since 1978, has written 178 serial novels pr. June 2014, about a thousand short stories as well as numerous articles and translations from English into Norwegian. By his own estimate, his works may have sold over 3 million copies.

A book series is a sequence of books having certain characteristics in common that are formally identified together as a group. Book series can be organized in different ways, such as written by the same author, or marketed as a group by their publisher.


A native of Møre og Romsdal county's municipality of Surnadal, which consists of a large valley comprising numerous smaller valleys and villages, Sverre Årnes has written the book serial Blodsbånd[Blood Ties] (25 titles, 1994–97, republished 2004–05), Vaterlandsjenta[The Girl from Vaterland] (16 titles, 2003–05) and action thrillers COBRA (8 titles from 1987, twice republished) [1] as well as several adult comic script/stories (including the Phantom and Agent 007).

Møre og Romsdal County (fylke) of Norway

Møre og RomsdalUrban East Norwegian: [²møːrə ɔ ˈrʊmsdɑːl](listen) is a county in the northernmost part of Western Norway. It borders the counties of Trøndelag, Oppland, and Sogn og Fjordane. The county administration is located in the town of Molde, while Ålesund is the largest town. The county is governed by the Møre og Romsdal County Municipality which includes an elected county council and a county mayor. The national government is represented by the county governor.

Surnadal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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All the Phantom stories are published in Sweden, Norway, and probably in Australia. Some are published in Finland, and a few in UK, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

In addition to another series of novels, Viking, he initiated and wrote the script for the popular comic magazine Olsenbanden, based on characters from a well-known movie serial. He is now making annual scripts to Vangsgutane. He has also written and directed prize-winning short movies, and the script for director Oddvar Bull Tuhus' 1988 theatrical feature Blücher. A recipient in London of the 1986 "Daily Mail Trophy" as writer and director, he was also awarded the 2004 Gold Medal in Austria's Eurofilm Movie Competition for filmmaking skills as writer, director and editor.

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In 2003, Sverre Årnes moved with his wife Florlien to her native Philippines, where they until August 2012 lived on what he describes as a "paradise-like" island of Bohol, [2] located between Cebu and Leyte, with their daughter Angelina Maria and Florlien's parents. He has written that he works as hard as ever in continuing his massive writing output. Since 2012 he has lived in Cebu, Norway, and Gran Canaria.

Bohol Province in Central Visayas, Philippines

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  1. "'Sverre Årnes summing up' (English-language section of personal website, sverre". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  2. Photograph of Bohol and its description by Sverre Årnes as "paradise" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
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