Last week, Vigdis Hjorth visited New York as a special guest of NORLA at the Publishers Meeting hosted by the Norwegian Consulate.
There is quite a lot of interest for the writing of Vigdis Hjorth, and her novel Wills and Testaments has now been sold to 11 countries. It is expected that the English language market will be next for this remarkable writer.
The book was published in Denmark earlier this summer by Turbine forlag, and has received great reviews there as well:
'Thematically really interesting. Psychologically believable and contesting.'
'Vigdis Hjorths outstanding and trembling novel about a family settlement is not the story about money. It is a story about feelings and family dynamics.'
'One of the good angles of the book is that Bergljot, despite being a victim, is not depicted as an angel.'
BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, Denmark
'Wills and Testaments could have been a heavy and sorrowful book, but that is not the way Hjorth writes. Paradoxically it is actually quite funny, for Vigdis Hjorth never lets her characters off easy. And Bergljot is not a person that treads elegantly into the room.'
KRISTELIG DAGBLAD, Denmark
'Wills and testaments is a very strong and thought provoking story about a person that has to give up reconciliation to save herself.'