Time: 14:15 - 15:15
Substance abuse and religion
Some turn to Jesus, and some turn to heroin, Joni Mitchell sang in 1972. Kristine Hovda and Øystein Skjælaaen both published books during 2019 which deal with lifestyles on the fringes of what most people regard as ordinary.
In Jeg lever ikke lenger, Hovda writes about growing up with speaking in tongues, hymns and missions. For his part, Skjælaaen’s Meningen med rus visits places which begin serving alcohol when other people are starting work. Are these lives as different as they might appear? The two authors meet Grethe Fatima Syéd for a conversation.
In cooperation with the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association.