Literature with the power to change - Olaug Nilssen and Prime Minister Erna Solberg in conversation.
The award-winning book A Tale of Terrible Times, took Norway by storm when it was published autumn 2017. In a recent talk at the House of Literature in Oslo, Olaug the author met our Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. Last year, Erna Solberg confessed she had read two novels recently, A Tale of Terrible Times was one of them. In the hour long conversation the Solberg and Nilssen discussed the impact a novel might have, how literature can influence society and policies. The Prime Minister highly recommended A Tale of Terrible Times which has left a mark on her. In attendance was also HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit, she praised this jewel of a little novel as a deeply touching Masterpiece.
The novel is now adapted to theatre, the play premiers this weekend. For more information, please visit Riksteateret, or get in touch with Winje Agency.
The entire talk can be streamed through this link.