Dina’s Book is a widescreen novel from the middle of the 19th century, and the location is the coast line of Northern Norway. A dramatic accident in Dina’s early life follows her for ever and she becomes a woman who challenges, astounds and bewitches her surroundings.
Best book of the 1980’s - Awarded by the Norwegian Booksellers’ Association, 1990.
Rich humour and astonishing evocation of place and sensation. This is a text one can smell and taste.
The greatness of this book is its gut-wrenching portrait of a woman forever in the grip of her past.
An explosion of a book - a unique talent and a wonderful evocative power.
A conquering page-turner.
Exciting and entertaining.
Wassmo's new novel is a masterpiece that lights up the autumn sky like a megastar. She is the Queen of Fiction.
Rights sold to
Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), Estonia (Eesti Raamat)
France (Éditions Gaïa)
Germany (Paul List/Droemer Knaur)
Israel (Yediothe Ahronoth)
Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC Publishers)
Lithuania (Alma Littera)
The Netherlands (De Geus) Poland (Smak Słowa)
Serbia (Okean Publishing)
Spain (Circulo de Lectores)Sweden (Norstedts)
UK (Transworld/Black Swan)
Other titles in the trilogy:
Dina’s Son (Lykkens sønn)
Karna’s Legacy (Karnas arv)
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2011: Ordre National des Arts et Lettres
2010: The Norwegian Publisher’s Association’s Honorable Brage Prize
2007: Order of St Olav, Knight, First Class
2004: Eeva Joenpelto’s International Prize
2001: The Norwegian Readers’ Prize (The Norwegian book club)
1998: The Jean Monnét- Prize (France)
1997: The Amalie Skram Prize
1991: The Gyldendal legacy
1987: The Nordic Council Literature Prize