Besigye, Bertrand

Bertrand Besigye was born in 1972 in Uganda. He debuted in 1993 with the poetry collection OG DU DØR SÅ SAKTE AT DU TROR DU LEVER, which was well-received by both the press and the public, and for which he was awarded the 1993 Tarjei Vesaas First Book Award.

Praise for Besigye's work:

"What a debut! 21-year-old Bertrand Besigye swoops into Norwegian literature like a bloody Walt Whitman, or rather a language-igniting Dylan Thomas"
(Aftenposten on Og du dør så langsomt at du tror du lever)

"... a captivating collection of poems that takes the reader away on waves of poetry"
(Dagbladet on Krystallisert sollys)

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2004 Svastikastjernen The Swastika Star
2003 Krystallisert sollys Crystallized sunlight
1993 Og du dør så langsomt at du tror du lever And you die so slowly you think you are living

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