About

Mondå Forlag publishes illustrated books that use humor to facilitate communication across cultures. Our vision is to help foreigners to better understand locals and locals to better understand their own culture. We have published books about the Norwegian, Swedish and Scandinavian cultures and our authors are working on a more global book about cultural differences. The illustrations in our books provide an easy way to understand cultural differences and facilitate communication across cultures.

Our authors and illustrators have a range of backgrounds from academia, business and media. They are engineers, nurses, chefs, designers, investors, TV producers and entrepreneurs. Together they share their insights into how to socialize, communicate and connect with people of different cultures. They explain aspects of the Scandinavian cultures with the aim to help society benefit from cultural diversity.

The Team

Julien S. Bourrelle

Julien is the founder and co-owner of Mondå Forlag. Julien is also the author of the bestseller series The Social Guidebook to Norway, The Swedes and The Scandinavians. He is an astronautical engineer that lived in a variety of cultures and is known for his keynote lectures about cultural differences. He graduated from McGill University (Canada) in 2006 and from Technische Universität München (Germany) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) in 2008.

You can read more about Julien’s work and watch his TEDx lecture on www.juliensbourrelle.com

Email: julien@monda.no

Elise H. Kollerud 

Elise is Mondå Forlag’s Head of Publishing and CEO. Elise is the illustrator and designer behind The Social Guidebook to NorwayWorking with Swedes, The Scandinavians and Norwegian Food. Elise is educated in sociology and nursing. 

Read more about Elise H. Kollerud

Email: elise@monda.no

Marius Monsås Svenungsen

Marius was Mondå Forlag’s CEO in 2016-2017. Marius was a significant contributor in the early days of the publishing house. He worked with logistic and process optimization and the market introduction of the bestseller “The Social Guidebook to Norway”. Thanks to his work, Mondå Forlag had a great start and has been profitable from the first year and every year since than. 

Marius is a Mechanical Engineer. He graduated from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017. He owns 5% of Mondå Forlag. 

Read more about Marius Monsås Svenungsen.