Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
Traded as OSE: GYL
Industry Publishing
Founded 1925
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served
Key people
Arne Magnus

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, commonly referred to as Gyldendal N.F. and in Norway often only as Gyldendal, is one of the largest Norwegian publishing houses.[1] Founded in 1925, it should not be confused with the publishing house Gyldendal headquartered in Copenhagen, which was founded in 1770 and which was formerly the leading publishing house of both Denmark and Norway.

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS was founded in 1925. It was established when a group of Norwegian investors "bought home" the works of "The Four Greats" and Knut Hamsun, which had previously been published by the Danish publishing house Gyldendal. Harald Grieg had a central role in this operation and became the new company's director, and Knut Hamsun provided significant capital and became its largest shareholder.

The company publishes both fiction, non-fiction, school books and children books. Gyldendal owns 50% of Kunnskapsforlaget, along with Aschehoug, which publishes encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books, including Store norske leksikon.[2] Gyldendal also publishes the literary magazine Vinduet. The company is organised as a division of Gyldendal ASA, a holding company which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.[3]

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS consists of the following four divisions: Gyldendal Litteratur, Gyldendal Undervisning, Gyldendal Akademisk and Gyldendal Rettsdata.

Gyldendal ASA

Gyldendal ASA (OSE: GYL) is a Norway-based holding company active within the publishing sector. The Company is operational through Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS, a wholly owned publishing house plus four other principal subsidiaries: Ark Bokhandel AS, a wholly owned book store;[4] Kunnskapsforlaget ANS, a 50%-owned book company that specializes in dictionaries and encyclopedias;[5] Forlagssentralen ANS, 50%-owned company which manages the Company's logistics and transport operations,[6] and De norske Bokklubbene AS, a 48.5%-owned book club. [7]

Executive officers

Since 1925, Gyldendal has been led by these people:


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