Sigrun Slapgard
Angels Trail

Julie Dalgård taught her little brother to curse and swear and brought him with her on daring expeditions. When their mother died, Julie became Nansen and Lasse had to be Nansen’s assistant, Hjalmar. The brother and sister turned family disaster into their own adventures, and made a pact of survival.
Now, thirty five years later, Lasse is fighting for his life, and Julie wants to bring him along on a fulfilling journey. Climbing Angels Trail.
"On Angels Trail mysterious things happen," she says. "Over there, in the horizon, rises a row of mountain peaks like white milk tooths, and the valley below changes and becomes insignificant. You see the arctic in the north, antarctic in the south and a row of nunataks in between. You see the earth, all of life and you become light as a feather. From Angel Trail you can see home and the whole universe."
Angels Trail is a novel about a sister and a brother who decide to reexplore the landscape of their childhood. It turns out that Lasse has a different aim with the trip than Julie

Sigrun Slapgard

Sigrun Slapgard
Tove K. Breistein

Sigrun Slapgard is a Norwegian writer, international reporter and documentary director. In 2007 she published a biography on Sigrid Undset called Dikterdronningen. The biography is later translated to several languages. Slapgard has also written books from her work as a war reporter and from her years living in Latin-America, Africa and the Middle-East.

In 2002 her biography about the famous Norwegian war correspondent Lise Lindbæk, Krigens penn, was awarded the Melsom prize, the book was further nominated to the Brage prize for best non-fiction. The novel Angels Trail was awarded the New Norwegian Literary Prize in 2013.

Slapgard has worked as an anchor and made several documentaries for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company.

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I have seen the Jaguar. Latin-American Stories (2018)
The Painter (2015)
Paradise Garden (2011)

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Edited August 22, 2019 by Stilton Literary Agency