These Are Different Days

These Are Different Days

Ruth Lillegraven

Original title: Dette er andre dagar
Publisher: Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2020
Genre: Narrative poems
Pages: 128 pages

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In the spring of 2020, everything changed.

These are Different Days (Dette er andre dagar) takes us back to that spring, to home schooling and the local forest –
to a life which was abruptly constricted. Simultaneously, the book takes giant leaps: out into the world,
into history and into the future – from a village nestled in the mountains to the thawing permafrost in Alaska.
Because outside the tiny bubble of life at a standstill in Norway, the world with all its crises and conflicts stands knocking.

Ruth Lillegraven’s contribution to COVID literature is a necessary memento mori.

Ingunn Økland, Aftenposten

The poems about these different days travel straight to the heart … In her distinctive style Lillegraven depicts the spring of 2020 through episodes from her own and her family’s life, while she simultaneously looks out into the world, expanding her gaze to include national and global events,
looking backward and forward in time. The perspective that she creates explores these different days from a variety of angles. She is an unfaltering wordsmith who also knows how to employ figurative language.

Hardanger Folkeblad, Mette Bleken

Ruth Lillegraven

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Ruth Lillegraven (b.1978) debuted with the poetry collection Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since then she has published a novel, three further poetry collections and her work is translated into several languages. She has also published six books for childre, among them I am I am I am and Into the Forest and the play Cally. Her work has been nominated for several awards, and won, among others, The Brage-Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her latest novel, Deep Fjord is a great success with multiple international sales, as well as filmrights to Nordisk Film.

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