Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Olav H. Hauge
Price: 160/80 (student)
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.