Kjersti A. Skomsvold, Mikkel Bugge and Cathrine Strøm
Oppdatert mandag 17. desember 2018, kl. 13:3113:31
I Mikkel Bugges roman Du er ny møter vi et ungt par som får barn etter kort tids forhold, og ting tyder på at i hvert fall ikke kvinnen i forholdet er klar for det. Kjersti A. Skomsvold nye bok heter Barnet; der en mor skriver henvendt til sitt nyfødte barn. Hør Bugge og Skomsvold i samtale med litteraturkritiker Cathrine Strøm om mini-livene som forandrer alt. Samtalen fant sted på Litteraturhuset 5. september 2018.
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What is it like to know another human being grow inside him? To experience a new life take shape - both in the form of the child to come and in the change of one's own life? What does a parenthood consist of?
Mikkel Bugge 's first novel, Going Under the Earth from 2007, was nominated for both the P2 listeners novel award and the Youth Critics Award. Now comes You Are New , a novel about a young couple having children after a brief relationship, and things indicate that at least the woman in the relationship is not ready for it. The narrator's perspective is hers: A young woman who brings a fork to bed with her because it is intrusive for her to rasp the cohabitant along the spine so hard it almost makes marks.
Kjersti A. Skomsvold received Tarjei Vesaas' debutant award for The faster I go, the smaller I am and also received a lot of praise and attention for the novel Monster Man. The child is named her new book, where a mother writes to her newborn child. It's about the framework the child was born into: about the mother and father's life before they joined together, about the premise of their love story, and about a suicide in the immediate vicinity that never stops hurting.
Now Bugge and Skomsvold talk with literature critic and facilitator Cathrine Strøm about the mini-lives that change everything.