Who are we writing for?

Behind every book is an author, and every author usually has a reader in mind. When one is writing in what appears to be an autobiographic style or challenging the genre’s target readership, what impact does this have on the book? Meet two important authors in their respective fields, the British American young adult author Meg Rosoff and the prize-winning Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth in conversation with Ane Nydal about their books and their readers.

When:Wednesday 31. May at 15:00
Where:Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
Price:120 kr
Info:Book sales and signing
Info:The conversation will be in English


Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff (born 16 October 1956) is an American writer based in London, United Kingdom. She is best known for the novel How I Live Now (Puffin, 2004), which won the Guardian Prize, Printz Award, and Branford Boase Award and made the Whitbread Awards shortlist. Her second novel, Just in Case (Penguin, 2006) won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians recognising the year’s best children’s book published in the U.K. iShe recieved the ALMA price in 2016 More >

Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth debuted in 1983 with the children’s book Pelle-Ragnar i den gule gården, for which she received the Norsk Kulturråds debut award. For her second book, Jørgen + Anne er sant, she won the Kritikerprisen.  With such novels as If Only (2001), Wheel Change (2007), Tredje person entall (2009), Talk to me (2010), Tredve dager i Sandefjord (2011) og Leve posthornet! (2012) she is now recognized as a strong and fearless political author. She received the Gyldendalprisen in 2011 for her literary work and the Kritikerprisen in 2012 More >

Ane Nydal

Ane Nydal (f. 1981) er frilansjournalist, litteraturkritiker i Morgenbladet og debuterte med novellesamlingen Famlere våren 2016. More >

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