Britt Karin Larsen
You Came From Light

We meet a girl living with foster parents. She doesn't understand why her mother didn't want her. In her adulthood, she starts looking for answers to her questions, both in order to understand her own outsider status and to give her daughter a beginning.
This is a strong novel about how loss can open up other possibilities, other adventures. But perhaps you shouldn't find the answers to everything? Do you lose something if you aren't longing for something?

Britt Karin Larsen

Britt Karin Larsen
Photo: Anita Krok

Britt Karin Larsen (1945–) has written poetry, books for children, documentary books and novels. Her first published work was the 1978 collection of poetry 5 mg blues og andre dikt. She is reknowned for her Gypsy trilogy, and her historic novels about the life of people in the wooded area of Finnskogen in Norway.

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Other titles

A Tree Grows in Mostamegg
Colder Towards night
As the Tree Falls
The Leaves are Singing
How the Stone Shines
The Forest of The Sky Bear
Before The Snow Arrives
The Gypsy Trilogy:
Those Looking for Signs
The Invisible City
The Song of Running Horses

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The Dobloug Prize 2014
The Ossietzky Prize 2000
The Gyldendal Grant
The Hedmark County Culture Prize
The Amalie Skram Prize
Riksmålsforbundets Literature Prize

Edited September 01, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency