Two new sales and prize nominations
Olaug Nilssen (b.1977) made her real breakthrough in 2005 with Turn Me On, Dammit (Få meg på, for faen). The book breaks taboos in relation to young people and sexuality and was defining for a whole generation. Since then she has written books in many genres and made her mark as an unusual and important voice in Norwegian literature. In the book and play, Big And Ugly (Stort og stygt from 2013), she deals for the first time with being the parent of a child that is not like the others. In A Tale of Terrible Times she again breaks taboos with extraordinary openness about being the mother of a severely disabled child. The novel was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize in 2017 and is so far sold to Denmark. Croatia, Georgia and Sweden.