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Vigdis Hjorth

Agnete Brun

Vigdis Hjorth (b 1959, Norway) is an author who has made a mark with fearless depictions of contemporary life, and her themes include choice and conditions as well as roles in society and the family.

She made her literary debut in 1983 with the children’s book Pelle-Ragnar i den gule gården, and won the Critics’ Prize in both 1984 and 2012. Hjorth has also been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize several times, most recently for Er mor død (2020). Her books have been translated to several languages, and Arv og Miljø was a candidate for the National Book Award and the Millions Best Translated Book Award.

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