PROFESSIONAL WRITING

People watch, and people listen. But it is the written word that is grand tradition.

 

Our partners Ian Brodie, Per Ole Hagen and David John Smith have combined in creating dozens of books and hundreds of articles in different formats, covering numerous genres. This includes their most recent work - the 250-page Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Interactive e-book, bringing this exciting story to life.

 

 Below is a short summary of each of our partner’s areas of focus:

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Per Ole Hagen

Music, Concerts, Festivals, Music and Entertainment, Culture


Winner of the Norwegian national Music Journalism Award 2021 together with Arvid Skancke-Knutsen for the book "Da musikken stilnet" (When the music stopped).

Within academia he has written two textbooks on rock music for school, Pop & Rock (1986) and Rock Pop (1987) in addition to course curriculum for various universities and colleges including the University of Oslo from 1983-1992 and from 2016 to present.

Hagen’s IT technical writing includes Macboka (1992), and extensive articles on various Mac software (music software, databases, etc) for MacWorld Norway, PC World Norway and MultiMedia in the 90s. He has also written articles for NRK.no's technical section nrkbeta.no.

Related to music and culture he has written several articles in music pedagogical magazines, and for NRK, in addition to the music blog Artistpicturesblog.com, about concerts and festivals, and where he has had responsibility for text and photos since 2012.

Per Ole Hagen is a member of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO).

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David John Smith

Corporate, Creative, Business, Research, Sport and Entertainment

Former Editor-in-Chief of Norway Exports and Founder of Norway Communicates, David has written extensively for both the private and public sectors:

 

  • Numerous Olympic committees (bids, organizing, PR; final reports)

  • Creative development (screenplays and treatments)

  • Articles and magazine pieces (government and corporate sectors)

  • Master Plans (World Lottery Association, World Design Congress, International Banking Summer School, the Olympic Council of Asia, International Union Against Cancer and the Norwegian Cancer Society and more)

  • Writing and Editing: Norway Exports and Norway Communicates

  • Projects: Innovation Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

In addition to the two books recently written with Ian Brodie (Wild Telemark, 2020; Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage e-book 2021), David’s portfolio includes several additional books (Americantation, 2008; Parallel Mind Trips, 2019).

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Ian Brodie

Film, Film Tourism, Aeronautics and Special Interest Organisations

Ian has published over 20 books and sold more than 1.5 million copies. With over 550,000 copies sold of The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, he was an inaugural winner of the prestigious Platinum Award from Booksellers NZ.

 

In November 2005 he released Cameras in Narnia, on the basics of modern film-making, featuring the Walden Media / Disney adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The book went on to sell more than 850,000 copies. It was named a Notable Book by Storylines and was a finalist in the LIANZA Awards and the NZ Post Book Awards, where it recorded the most votes for a non-fiction book in the prestigious Children’s Choice Award.

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As an expert in film tourism, Ian Brodies has literally written the book on the subject and has lectured on the subject at conferences around the world. Ian's work is inextricably linked to "Lord of the Rings", "Narnia" and several other film projects. Here in Norway, his portfolio includes film tourism projects such as "Birkebeinerne" and "Kampen om tungtvannet".