On November 13, Hanne Ørstavik joined Lisa Gozashti at Brookline Booksmith for a brilliant, thought-provoking discussion of Ørstavik’s novel The Pastor, translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken. A recording of their conversation is available now at the link here.
This virtual event was presented by Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Literature Series. For more information, you can follow the link here.
Hanne Ørstavik, one of the most admired and prominent writers in contemporary Norwegian fiction, published her first novel Cut in 1994. Ørstavik has written a number of acclaimed novels that have been translated into more than 16 languages. She has been awarded a host of literary prizes, including the Dobloug Prize, presented annually for Swedish and Norwegian fiction by the Swedish Academy. The English translation of Love was a finalist for a National Book Award. Ørstavik’s novel Te Amo is forthcoming with Archipelago Books.
Lisa Gozashti is co-owner and manager of Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts, one of New England’s premier independent bookstores since 1961.