The internationally acclaimed Norwegian TV series SKAM, written and directed by Julie Andem for NRK P3, became a worldwide hit through its honest and credible dramatization of a group of teenagers’ everyday lives at Hartvig Nissen Highschool in Oslo. The series depict deep interpersonal relationships and situations which have fascinated and resonated with many people across borders, generations and cultures. The series’ popularity has led to local remakes in multiple European countries as well as in the US.
Snøhetta has done the book design for the four SKAM books, which will be released one by one from September 2018 on Armada Publisher. The books are based on writer and producer Julie Andem’s manuscripts and notes from the first SKAM season, where Eva Mohn was the main character.
Ever since SKAM first aired in 2015, the series has been a tremendous success, partly attributed to how it successfully merges digital and analogue storytelling. The book covers are designed to match each SKAM season, and each book has its own distinctive color. The book’s pages are filled with Andem’s unrefined and original script, giving each page a feel of raw simplicity.
The first and second out of four books are out now on Armada Forlag.