Ingvild H. Rishøi
The Story of Mrs. Berg

With grat empathy and unique literary force, Invild H.Rishøi describes the fragility of human relations: the enigmatic, the frightening and the beautiful. The stories are about meetin oneæs first mistress, about being clairvoyant and seeing signs, and about discovering that you and Janis Joplin are utterly alike. They are about believing in fate, fireflies and card games. And about loving a hamster named Mrs. Berg.

Her ability to give emotions a literary form is formidable
****** (5/6 stars)

Politiken, Denmark

Rishøi writes tightly, beautifully and with melancholy about the bonds we try to forge to each other - or to a hamster ... a remarkably good writer.
****** (5/6 stars)

Berlingske, Denmark

... because Rishøi's literary grip on her material is so simple and gracious, her stories possess a kind of inner light. They are full of joy, even when everything turns black.
****** (5/6 stars)

Jyllands-Posten, Denmark

Gripping from Ingvild H. Rishøi […] Perhaps partially due to her deeply everyday, non-ironic language, but perhaps even more due to this willingness to embrace the serious, the book appears to be in touch with something essentially real and human.


Mature short stories that grab hold and don’t let go of you […] Wisdom of life in a short format.

Bergens Tidene

First class short stories.


An important literary oeuvre is taking shape.


Ingvild H. Rishøi

Ingvild H. Rishøi
Trude Rønnestad

Ingvild H. Rishøi (born 1978) made her literary debut in 2007 with DO NOT ERASE, a short story collection which was selected Book of the Month in the BNB Book Club and received brilliant reviews.

Her second collection of short stories, THE STORY OF MRS. BERG, was shortlisted for the Brage Prize. She has also written two acclaimed picture books for children.

For her latest book, WINTER STORIES, Rishøi has received praise from both the people and the press. Though the number of short stories in this collection are fewer than her preveious ones, as this contains only a number of three, the critics agree that she has developed her unique touch for the lives of vulnerable people even further. The book won the Critics' Prize for best adult fiction as well as the Brage Prize for best work of short fiction. It was also nominated in the Brage adult fiction category. It was the first time ever a book had been nominated in two categories.

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Book Blogger's Prize 2015
Critics' Prize 2014
Brage Prize 2014
P.O. Enquist Prize 2013
The Hunger Prize 2012
The Unified Norwegian Language Prize 2011

Edited June 05, 2023 by Ahlander Agency AB