Roy Jacobsen´s authorship contains a number of great and well known novels - The Victors, Frost, The Burned out town of Miracles, Wonder Child and The Unseen, to name but a few. Less known is that he is also a writer of exquisite short stories, and has so far written four collections with great strength and intensity, and they have earned him both the Tarjei Vesaas First writers award and The Norwegian Critics Award for his short stories.
Jacobsen´s short stories are full of surprises, and tend to leave behind a mysterious lingering feeling, that keeps you challenged. Say you´re sorry is a selection of thirteen of his short stories, showing how masterful this writer can be, also in short form.
"I do not mind getting older, when I see the heir I have." KJELL ASKILDSEN
Roy Jacobsen (1954–) has since his literary début in 1982 with the short story collection Prison-life evolved into an original, strong and analytical writer with a special interest in the underlying psychology at play in human relationships and actions.
He is a wonderful storyteller with an obvious political engagement. He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize: for The Victors (Seierherrene) in 1991, and Frost in 2003. He was also short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2009 for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (Hoggerne), and shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017 for The Unseen (De usynlige), as the first Norwegian writer ever.