Hanne Ørstavik: Intimacy as Horror
 – Norway

Anxious women, dysfunctional family relationships, and the inability to connect with loved ones when needed - these are the main topics that captivate the attention of this acclaimed Norwegian prose writer (born 1969). She skillfully incorporates intimate and personal experiences, as well as traumas like the death of her husband from cancer into her works. Although her style can be described as minimalist, it has garnered wide popularity, as evidenced by the fact her books have been published in over 20 languages worldwide. have access to translations of her novels Love, The Blue Room and The Pastor. It was Love, seemingly simple work, in which situation like entering an unknown house or riding with a stranger border on horror scenes, that propelled her to become one of the most beloved Norwegian authors. Since then, she has adorned her career with numerous Norwegian literary awards.