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Two Norvik authors nominated for Nordic Council Literature Prize

We are delighted that two authors whose work has been published by Norvik Press have been nominated for this year’s Nordic Council Literature Prize.

Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth has been nominated for her novel Arv og miljø (Inheritance and Environment, Cappelen Damm, 2016). A House in Norway, Charlotte Barslund’s translation of Vigdis Hjorth’s Et norsk hus, was launched this week by Norvik Press.

One of this year’s Danish nominees is Kirsten Thorup, for her latest novel Erindring om kærligheden (Remembrance of Love, Gyldendal, 2016). Kirsten Thorup’s Tilfældets Gud was translated as The God of Chance by Janet Garton, and published by Norvik Press in 2013. Listen to Helen Cross discussing The God of Chance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘A Good Read’.

Warmest congratulations to Vigdis Hjorth and Kirsten Thorup!

Browse the full list of nominees on the Nordic Council’s website.

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A House in Norway: launch 22 February

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Join us for the Norvik Press book launch of Vigdis Hjorth’s A House in Norway. This novel looks at one of the big political questions of our time, the crisis of population movements and the desire to give assistance versus the threat to our traditional way of life, and makes it personal and gripping. The central character Alma, who sees herself as enlightened and altruistic, is challenged to reassess her priorities in confrontation with untidy realities.

The event will feature a panel discussion with author Vigdis Hjorth and translator Charlotte Barslund chaired by Professor Janet Garton. This is followed by drinks and light refreshments.

Come join us for an evening of lively discussion on literature, translation and European immigration.

All welcome, but registration is required via this EventBrite page

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 17.30-19.00

UCL Centre for Advancing Learning and Teaching (CALT)

Main Arena Room (Ground Floor)

1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

This publication was generously supported by NORLA and by English PEN |Arts Council England.