Åse Ombustvedt and Marianne Engedal (ill.)
When am I old enough to shoot my father

This year’s most important and painful book is a series of poems for teens.

A nameless teenager lives with a violent father. Through
his thoughts and observations, we get up close with a
young boy and a family, constantly living in the shadow
of a simmering volcano. How does physical and mental
abuse affect a young mind? What does this young
person carry with him through life and in his encounters
with the wider world?

This is a little book about a large and difficult topic which
effects more people than we know. Some books can
change lives. Maybe even save them. This is one such

Åse Ombustvedt and Marianne Engedal (ill.)

Åse Ombustvedt and Marianne Engedal (ill.)
Vigmostad & Bjørke/ Eigil Korsager

Åse L. Ombustvedt (b. 1963) is a teacher and a graduate
of the Creative Writing Academy. This is her third book.
Ombustvedt was born and raised in Våler, Østfold, and
currently lives on Jeløy.
Marianne Gretteberg Engedal (b. 1986) is an illustrator
and chef from Haugastøl. She is a graduate of the
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University
of Bergen. Under the alias Skinkeape she regularly
publishes her drawings and paintings on Instagram.
At the time of writing, she has 55 000 followers.

Other titles

Little brother is new as the moon

Foreign rights

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Nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

Edited October 28, 2020 by Vigmostad & Bjørke – Ena forlag