Bobbie Peers

Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) made his mark on Norwegian film history when he in 2006 won a Palme d’Or for his Sniffer, written and directed by Peers himself. The award became the first of many milestones in the London International Film School graduate’s career as a director and film writer. 2015 witnessed the multi-talented Peers’ debut as a children’s books author. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the first book in a forthcoming series featuring the code breaking whizz William.

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‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ winner of the Bokslukerprisen 2017

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the winner of 2017’s Bokslukerprisen in Norway. The award, arranged by the Foreningen !les association, recruited the help of five young jury groups in deciding the winning book. The 6th grade jury members chose Bobbie Peers’ debut children’s book and the first installment in the William Wenton series as their winner.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ winner of the Children’s Book Award 2016

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief continues to be one of Norway’s children’s favorite books. Today the first installment in the series about the code breaking whiz William won the Children’s Book Award 2016. Seven hundred pupils in the 5th to 7th grade participated in the vote for their favorite book and author of the year.

Bobbie Peers and Jørn Lier Horst shortlisted for the Bokslukerprisen 2017

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief and Jørn Lier Horst’s The Wolfhound Mystery have been shortlisted for the Bokslukerprisen 2017. The award is arranged by Foreningen !les in Norway and the winner is decided by five jury groups consisting of children in 6th grade. The award ceremony will be held in Oslo, on the 20th of April next year.

Bobbie Peers shortlisted for Ark’s Book of the Year Award 2016

The second book in Bobbie Peers’ series about the code breaking whizz William Wenton, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, has been shortlisted for the Norwegian bookseller Ark’s Book of the Year Award. The readers of Norway have together decided the list of nominees, who vary in genre as well as original language. The winner will be announced in early December.

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Bobbie Peers and Ingar Johnsrud both No. 1 in Norway

Bobbie Peers and Ingar Johnsrud both top the Norwegian bestseller list this week. Bobbie Peers’ latest children’s book, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, is the No. 1 best selling children’s book. The novel is the second installment in Peers’ thrilling William Wenton series, which began with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief.

On the bestseller list for paperback novels Ingar Johnsrud makes his mark by coming in at No. 1 with his debut novel Those Who Follow. Those Who Follow is the first installment in Johnsrud’s critically acclaimed series about Superintendent Fredrik Beier and his colleague Kafa Iqbal.

‘William Wenton and the Cryptoportal’ published in Norway

William is back at the Institute for Post-Human Research, where everything seems to have changed for the harsher. Everywhere you turn there are guards, curfews and strict new rules. The cause lies frozen in the cellar of the Institute: Abraham Talley, the man who not long ago almost killed William. But something’s not quite right... Who is the mysterious lady trying to contact William at night, and what is the cause of the seizures he’s suddenly having? And what on earth is a cryptoportal?

William Wenton and the Cryptoportal is the second installment in Bobbie Peers’ delightfully innovative and action-packed series about William Wenton and his friend Iscia.

Bobbie Peers winner of the Book of the Year Award

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has been crowned the winner of 2016’s Book of the Year award in Norway. All together 7000 children from 69 school classes around Stavanger have participated in the vote for their favorite novels and authors. Bobbie Peers and William Wenton won in the category Grade 5-7, and will meet one of the participating school classes at an event in September, during Stavanger's international literary festival, Kapittel.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ No. 2 in Norway

2015 ended with yet another happy piece of news for Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief. The book became the second best selling children’s fiction title in Norway during the last month of the year.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ chosen as one of 2015’s best books by NRK

Norway’s public service radio and television NRK have picked out 2015’s best children’s books and William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is one of the titles in the spotlight! The rights to Bobbie Peers’ debut children’s novel has so far been sold to 35 territories.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ sold to more than 30 territories

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has now been sold to 31 territories! The novel, Bobbie Peers’ literary debut, has been hailed as a children’s book of international proportions by Norwegian press. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is also the winner of the 2015 Ark’s Children’s Book Award.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ winner of Ark’s Children’s Book Award 2015

Today it was announced that Bobbie Peers has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Ark’s Children’s Book Award. The award is each year given to an author selected by Norway’s young readers. This year 10,000 children in the grades 5-7 participated in the vote. Here is what some of Bobbie Peers’ young fans had to say about William Wenton and the Luridium Thief:

“This is one of the best books we’ve ever read. It’s super exciting! It’s suspenseful from page one, and the excitement lasts all the way till the end of the book. It’s both funny and sad at times. We couldn’t put it down, and when we had finished reading it we missed it. The author writes incredibly well. This book deserves to win.”
-Class 6B, Godlia school

“The book was thrilling, and often there’d be surprises you didn’t foresee. There was lots of fun technology in the book. We’re hoping there will be a second novel; it seemed like there might be, judging by the ending.”
-Class 6B, Manglerud school

“This was a very exciting and action-packed book about code breaking. /…/ It was difficult to put the book down. The author also succeeded in planting a lot of nice pictures in our heads, so it was actually more fun to read a book than watch TV/play on the computer. In addition, the book was also funny. We hope there will be a sequel, because this was a really good book.”
-Class 5A, Jong school

Oscar nominated Morten Tyldum acquires the film rights to Bobbie Peers’ ‘William Wenton’

The film rights to Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief have just been acquired by Oscar nominated film director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) in a preemptive deal.

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‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ published in Norway

Palme d’Or winning film director and scriptwriter Bobbie Peers makes his literary debut with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief, a novel for ages 8-12. A ticklish tale of mysterious disappearances and near-magical code breaking skills, William Wenton and The Luridium Thief charms its readers with a wondrous mix of wild adventure, wisecracking robots, and a young hero who might just be too clever for his own good...

Photo: Sofia Runarsdotter

New Author - Bobbie Peers

Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) made his mark on Norwegian film history when he in 2006 won a Palme d’Or for his Sniffer, written and directed by Peers himself. The award became the first of many milestones in the London International Film School graduate’s career as a director and film writer. 2015 has witnessed the multi-talented Peers’ debut as a children’s books author. William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the first book in a forthcoming series featuring the code breaking whizz William.