We warmly congratulate Eivind Hofstad Evjemo with being nominated to the prestigious French Prix Femina!
French publisher Éditions Grasset has really done well with the launch of Eivind Hofstad Evjemo. His novel Welcome to us has received quite a lot of press and attention, and now it has been nominated to the prestigious Prix Femina.
Eivind Hofstad Evjemo has been nominated alongside authors like Margaret Atwood, Karl Ove Knausgård and Colson Whitehead - so he is in good company!
About Welcome to us:
How to grieve in the shadow of a national grief? In Velkommen til oss we meet Arild and Sella, who each in their own way are coming to terms with having lost a son in a ferry accident. That was eight years ago, but after 22nd July 2011 their grief is reawakened. Velkommen til oss is a novel about the people on the fringes of the national catastrophe who are still drawn into its emotional undercurrent. It is also a love story about two people compelled to make the choices which keep them alive.