Vigdis Hjorth has been at the centre of Norwegian literary debate during the last year. She's stayed silent herself, for the most part. Now she speaks out, indirectly but pointedly, in four essays about Alf Prøysen and Rolf Jacobsen, Agnar Mykle, Bertolt Brecht and Alexander Kielland. Life and truth, guilt and responsibility are central themes. Throughout invigorating readings, she examines how writers appear and portray themselves.
Vigdis Hjorth (1959–) has made an exciting literary career and has written many popular books for both children and adults. Today she is an awardwinning author and one of Norway's most interesting, contemporary writers.
She has won a number of prizes and awards, amongst them: The Gyldendal Prize in 2011, the Critics Award in 2012, The Honorary Brage Award and the Amalie Skram Award in 2014, The Aschehoug Award in 2015 and the Booksellers Prize in 2016.
Her books has been published in Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Iceland, The Netherlands, Russia, Finland, Poland and The Ukraine.