An extract from Is Mother Dead by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund
Read an extract from Vigdis Hjorth’s novel Is Mother Dead?. Translated by Charlotte Borslund it was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023
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 manages to create a lot of suspense – a thriller-like tension – and what is amazing is that you never really know whose side you are on.— The International Booker Prize 2023 panel of judges on 'Is Mother Dead'