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Date: 13.02.2022

Time: 12:00 - 12:45

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Price: 160/80 (student)

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What the hurricane throws up

Hurricane Season is a multiple-voice story which circles around the killing of a local “witch” in rural Mexico. Author and journalist Fernanda Melchor writes grippingly and observantly about the dynamics and frictions in Mexican society. With a probing gaze, she explores dusty streets and turbulent villages afflicted by violence, sexism, drugs, myths and desire.

The novel became a contemporary classic in Mexico, won several prizes in Germany and was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize i 2020. Melchor received the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence i 2018.

Hurricane Season appeared in Norwegian as I orkanens skygge in 2021, and you can meet Melchor in conversation with Daniel Medin, professor of literature at the American University of Paris.

The event will be in English.

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