Norwegian writer Hanne Orstavik to meet Romanian readers today


Norwegian writer Hanne Orstavik, writer of novel “Love,” translated at Univers publishing house by Aurora Kanbar and Erling Scholler, meets the Romanian readers tonight at 7 pm at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest. The Norwegian writer will be in Bucharest between March 18 and 20 after the invitation extended by Univers publishing house and the Royal Embassy of Norway to Romania.
At the MNAC cafe, the writer will participate in a literary debate about the urban woman of the year 2014 along with Ambassador of Norway to Romania Tove Bruvik Westberg, Andreea Rosca, founding member of the Romanian Business Leaders Foundation, Chris Simion, writer and director, and Virginia Costeschi, president of BookMag Cultural Association.
“Love” is a book about love, loneliness and escaping reality through imagination: the child loves his mother, the mother yearns for the illusory love of a strange man. Suspense builds page by page in the dark of the Norwegian night, an endless night for one of them.
The writer’s passion for literature started in 1994, when she released her first novel at 25 years old, “The Cut,” very well received by the Norwegian readers. The international success came, however, three years later, once she launched “Love,” a novel that appealed to the public and the literary critics. She was awarded the literary prize Klassekampen and the Brage award.

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