This Should Be Written In The Present Tense
Original title: Dette burde skrives i nutid
Publisher: Samleren, Denmark, 2011
Pages: 158 pages
A young woman rents a place near the train station in the small town of Glumsø. Every day shecommutes to Copenhagen. Her parents think she is studying but she never turns up at the university.
She spends her time in the streets and alleys and in the amusement center, Scala, with the poet, Hase. She writes as well but not very successfully.
A lot of disturbing factors are at play, such as her past with Per Finland, her parents at her doorstep and the freight trains chugging through the night.
Estonian: Eesti Raamat
French: Buchet – Chastel
Morocco: Esperanto Culture Worldwide
Norwegian: Forlaget Oktober
Romanian: Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă
Slovak: Art Forum
British English: Harvill Secker
American English: Counter Point
Awarded the Golden Laurel Literary Prize 2011