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Johanna is not a good daughter. To save herself, she left her family. Now, thirty years later, she's back home. She seeks closeness, she wants to force contact with her mother, but she coolly refuses any approach.


Haunted by memories of her childhood, Johanna retreats to a lonely hut by the fjord, where it is up to her to put things in order and free herself from family constraints.

Vigdis Hjorth, born in Oslo in 1959, is one of Norway's most important and most-received contemporary authors. She is a multiple best-selling author and has received awards for her work, including the Norwegian Critics' Prize and the Bokhandler Prize, and has also been nominated for the National Book Award and the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.


Jördis Triebel, born in 1977, studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. After stints at the Bremer Theater and the Zurich Schauspielhaus, she also acted in award-winning films such as »Pope Joan«. She is also known to a wide audience from series such as »Weißensee«, the Netflix series »Dark« and "Waiting for a Bus".


"The truths of my mother" will be published on September 27th, 2023 by S. Fischer Verlag, 400 pages


An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with S. Fischer Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlung

(Program in German)

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