Vigdis Hjorth is a prize-winning, and best-selling, author and essayist.

Hjorth has written over 20 works of fiction, including books for children. Will and Testament was longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and won the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize. Hjorth lives in Oslo.  

Vigdis Hjorth’s novel Is Mother Dead was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023, announced on March 14 2023. 

Vigdis Hjorth

All nominated books

Is Mother Dead