Urd

Urd

Ruth Lillegraven

Original title: Urd
Publisher: Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2013
Genre: Narrative poems
Pages: 120 pages

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Urd is about Seselja and Cecilie, two women at each end of the twentieth century. The book also tells the story about the small house on the farm in the west that ties the two destinies together; about the time that runs through the landscape and the people; about children who are born and the visits of death.

Awards

Awarded The Brage Prize 2013

The texts flow, simple and clear, in short, concentrated chapters. The poems where Cecilie talks to her unborn children are truly impressive,
and it feels close, ordinary and magical at the same time. In this way Urd has become a book that breathes life into two human fates in the quiet march of history.

Endre Ruset, Dagbladet

In Ruth Lillegraven’s Urd, the threads of fate is spun with great ingenuity and wisdom (…) a little masterpiece.

Cornelius Jakhelln, Morgenbladet

A brilliant poetry collection (…) The story of Seselja is so strong and wonderful, so grippingly simple in its greatness.

Geir Vestad, Hamar Arbeiderblad

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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