Our mission is to reach the youth directly where they are with well-crafted and bold stories to help them find and share their voice. We are challenging what literature is today and experimenting with a new genre of storytelling across platforms, where the best of text, visuals and audio meets.
Stays Between Us is dedicated to empower the next generation of authors and readers. We are a team of people working in Gyldendal, Norway’s leading group in the book industry with nearly a 100 years of experience telling stories. We have published 60 Nobel Literature Prize winners. That makes us strong believers in the power of literature to drive change.
DBMO (This Stays Between Us) is Norway’s first Instagram book, a native digital story written by award-winning author Alexander Kielland Krag. The story captures the intricacy of growing up, first love and finding your place in life.
Felix is seventeen year old and has just started at a new school. He meets Nicolai and falls in love immediately. But does Nicolai feel the same way? And is he even into boys?
The story is told in an experiential way, through the combination of text, visual and music.
The universe is built to feel like a safe space: intimate, non-edited, relatable. A place to connect emotionally with the honest and sharp writing in the story.
The story is currently running as a Show on Snapchat.
This story explores the multi-faceted topic of mental health through the personal lens of a young character experiencing anxiety for the first time.
Cornelius has it all but something’s not quite right. He’s afraid. What can he do when he’s too ill to figure it out on his own but “too well” to get help?
Afraid, that’s all is about the fear of losing yourself and how difficult it can be to open up about personal challenges. It is written and designed in a way to foster a conversation about mental health in a time of high uncertainty.
Written by Alexander Kielland Krag.