Nils Henrik Smith

Austria

A new powerful novel from the winner of the Tarjei Vesaas’ First Book Award 2007. A lawyer who works for a multinational company is being interrogated by the police. ”I went to the sketching table to take a closer look at the atlas. As I approached I saw an open map of Austria on top, and when I saw that an abyss opened beneath my feet, and I fainted for the second time that week.”
The protagonist is asked to tell everything. He recounts the events, which seem confusing and inexplicable both to himself and to the reader.
Why did he faint? And who disfigured the neighbour’s dog with a knife?
The most pressing question for the reader is: What is he guilty of?
A mesmerising story.

Nils Henrik Smith

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Photo: Ingeborg Skrudland

Nils Henrik Smith studied at the University of Bergen and has attended the Norwegian writing academy (Skrivekunstakademiet).
For his first novel, Manhattan Skyline, he was awarded Tarjei Vesaas’ First Book Award 2007.

Other titles

Manhattan Skyline, novel 2007.

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Edited December 22, 2017 by Hagen Agency