With the publication of the novel Cut in 1994, Hanne Ørstavik (b. 1969) embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which in 2006 was voted the sixth best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes.
Missed Connections: Hanne Ørstavik’s “Love”
Despite its brevity, Hanne Ørstavik's "Love," effectively rendered into English by Martin Aitken, demands and deserves total concentration....