2018 National Book Award Longlist, Translated Literature

Gunnhild Øyehaug

Gunnhild Øyehaug, Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life
Translated by Kari Dickson
Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life
by Gunnhild Øyehaug
Translated by Kari Dickson
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers )
ISBN: 9780374285890

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)

In Wait, Blink we meet Sigrid, a rather timid young literature student, and witness her soul-consuming encounter with the author Kare, the movie director Linnea (who is going location hunting in Copenhagen), the performance artist Trine, and, last but not least, Viggo, also a literature student, who longs to belong to someone or something. Elida, a fisherman's daughter, Robert, a film producer, and Goran, a literature professor, also play their roles in this group of shivering and at times desperate characters. 

About the Author

Gunnhild Øyehaug is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her novel Wait, Blink was made into the acclaimed film Women in Oversized Men’s Shirts. She has also worked as a coeditor of the literary journals Vagant and Kraftsentrum. Øyehaug lives in Bergen, where she teaches creative writing.


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