Roy Jacobsen: The Unseen

ROY JACOBSEN | NEWS Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries . . . Ingrid Barrøy is

Roy Jacobsen: Borders

ROY JACOBSEN | NEWS Robert Junior never knew the father he was named after, an American G.I. who was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and who fell briefly into the arms of a Belgian

Roy Jacobsen: Child Wonder

ROY JACOBSEN | NEWS Finn lives with his mother in an apartment block in a working-class suburb of Oslo. It is 1961, a time when 'men became boys and housewives women', the year the Berlin Wall

Roy Jacobsen

ROY JACOBSEN | NEWS Roy Jacobsen was born in 1954 and is one of the most celebrated and influential contemporary writers in Norway. He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award: for Seierherrene

Roy Jacobsen: The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles

ROY JACOBSEN | NEWS Set in Finland in 1939, this is the story of one man who remains in his home town when everyone else has fled, burning down their houses in their wake, before the