Elstad, Anne Karin
Three decades have passed since Anne Karin Elstad made her literary debut with the historical novel THE PEOPLE AT INNHAUG. An instant success, it gave her a place among Norway's most popular writers. Her books have been reprinted again and again, and sales in Norway have topped the million mark. In 1982 she was awarded the Booksellers' Prize for LATER, LENA. It's follow-up, HER OWN LIFE, as well as the free-standing novels FOR THE DAYS ARE EVIL and MARIA, MARIA, were all massive bestsellers in Norway. After this Elstad returned to the historical novel with the JULIE series.
THE INNHAUG PEOPLE SERIES:
The People at Innhaug
A New Beginning
THE INNHAUG PEOPLE is a series of four novels about Magret and her family in rural Norway in the 1800s. After focusing on the tragic love story of the young, beautiful Oline in the first book, the series shift their attention to Oline’s bastard daughter Magret. Times are hard and life is tough, especially for women, and though Magret is strong and resourceful, she finds it difficult.
THE LENA BOOKS:
Her Own Life
THE LENA BOOKS tell the story of the post war women's liberation through the life of Lena, her coming-of-age in the 1950s, her tumultous marriage with Kjell, and eventual divorce and liberation in the 1970s.
THE JULIE SERIES:
As Thy Days Are
These four novels follow Julie, from she moves away from her parents at the age of 18 at the time of WW1, through her adult life as a farmer’s wife in before, during and after WW2, and into to 1960s, when economic progress and cultural change produce an entirely new society.
"The Norwegian Marianne Fredriksson"
( EMMA, Germany, on Allodium)
Selected bibliography & translations
|Year||Norwegian title||English Title||Rights sold to||Foreign publisher|
|1995||Som dine dager er||As Thy Days||
|1988||Maria, Maria||Maria, Maria||
|1985||For dagene er onde||For The Days are Evil||
|1983||Sitt eget liv||Her Own Life||
|1982||Senere, Lena||Later, Lena||
|1979||Nytt rotfeste||A New Beginning||
|1976||Folket på Innhaug||The People at Innhaug||
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