Ulv Ulv Tommy Skoglund

Silent Rebellion

In an inner monologue, this self-chosen mute antihero tells of his rebellion against his recently deceased christian parents and The Scripture, which he literally got wrong into his throat in his youth, after using the pages as cigarette paper.

“Let it be said right away: I just love the linguistic quirks that occasionally appear in Tommy Skoglund's novella. "Filling emptiness with emptiness" benefits no one, but shows precisely the abandonment that characterizes the protagonist...”

Den Smalle Bog (Denmark)

“The main character tells and discusses at a furious pace, where there is room for humor, self-humiliation and puns. He alternates between curses and demands to be heard, while at the same time he prefers to avoid being noticed by the outside world...”

Aarhus Libraries (Denmark)

“Occasionally his thoughts strike some whimsical cracks...”

Bogblogger.dk (Denmark)

“Silence is gold. It all has a kind of childish defiance to it. As a crossing between Job and Ecclesiastes, he attacks the emptiness and the lack of meaning, and turns almost to a kind of inner flagellantism...”

Stavanger Aftenblad

“The content shows kinship to Kjell Askildsen. But this reader also comes to mind of Camus´ The Stranger...”

The Norwegian Author´s Union´s website

“The ending is challenging open, giving me several paths to choose..."

Glåmdalen (5/6)

“This novel is full of psychological archetypes...”

Oppland Arbeiderblad

“A small book about man's innermost demons...”

Hardanger Library

Ulv Ulv Tommy Skoglund

Tommy skoglund

Ulv Ulv Tommy Skoglund (b. 1982) debuted in 2009 with the prose poem-collection Waking up as Part of Nature: “Impressive. Skoglund stands out strongly with a collection of prose poems that starts where life ends. With each new reading, the admiration for the author's distinctive talent increases, where the crystal clear and the irrational meet in concrete descriptions and paradoxical formulations” (VG, 5/6). In 2014 he debuted as a novelist with Silent Rebellion, the story of a self-chosen mute antihero, for which he was awarded a two-year-stipend from Arts Council Norway, and The Municipality Prize. In 2018 the novel was translated into Danish. In 2020, the first book of the metafictional antinovel-cycle, The Dilogy, was published.

Rights sold to

Denmark (Forlaget Silkefyret)

Other titles

The Night and Day Diary IV, novel, 2022.
The Night and Day Diary III, novel, 2022.
The Dilogy II, novel, 2022.
The Night and Day Diary II, novel, 2022.
The Night and Day Diary I, novel, 2022.
The Dilogy I, novel, 2020.
Silent Rebellion, novel 2014.
Waking up as Part of Nature, prose poems, 2009.

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Edited July 09, 2022 by Antiforlaget