Gyldendal Norsk Forlag


Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS, commonly referred to as Gyldendal N.F. and in Norway often only as Gyldendal, is one of the largest Norwegian publishing houses.[1] It was founded in 1925 after buying rights to publications from the Danish publishing house Gyldendal, which the company also takes it name from.

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
Gyldendal logo.svg
Traded asOslo Stock Exchange: GYL
Founded1925; 97 years ago (1925)
Country of originNorway
Headquarters locationOslo
Key peopleArne Magnus
Publication typesBooks, magazines
The central hall in the Gyldendal house in Oslo. The house within the central atrium is called Danskehuset (the Danish House), after the house of the original Danish publishing house Gyldendal. Architect was Sverre Fehn.

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag ASEdit

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 the 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 ASAEdit

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 officersEdit

Since 1925, Gyldendal has been led by these people:


  1. ^ Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS (Store norske leksikon)
  2. ^ Kunnskapsforlaget ASA (Store norske leksikon)
  3. ^ Gyldendal ASA (Store norske leksikon)
  4. ^ Ark Bokhandel AS (Store norske leksikon)
  5. ^ Kunnskapsforlaget ANS(Store norske leksikon)
  6. ^ Forlagssentralen ANS(Store norske leksikon)
  7. ^ De norsk Bokklubbene AS(Store norske leksikon)

External linksEdit

  • Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
  • Gyldendal ASA