Joakim Kjørsvik
People I Remember

People I Remember consists of a series of portraits of people who play supporting roles in the life of a man who is himself a supporting role. The I of the novel recalls people who in some way or other have taken part in his life, either as ex-girlfriends, friends, family, teachers, fellow soldiers, colleagues or completely random persons. A keen capacity for observation and a language full of wit and energy characterize the portraits. Together they make up important parts of the story of a life.

Rough comedy, resignation and joie-de-vivre interchange in texts that never seem clichéd […] Whose voices do we listen to, whom do we observe? The narrator’s willingness to listen to and see other peo-ple adds a sense of seriousness to these odes to the people that pass us by.


One of the best and funniest books of the year.

A funny, warm book that reminds us of the imprints we leave in this world.


Joakim Kjørsvik

Joakim Kjørsvik
Kolon Forlag

Joakim Kjørsvik (b. 1978) lives in Oslo. His first work of fiction, a collection of short stories titeled Obiously No Neighbour, published in 2007, and the novel Last Years Was a Long Night (2015) were very favourably received by the critics. 

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Edited March 01, 2021 by Gyldendal Agency