Skomsvold, Kjersti Annesdatter

Shortlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold (b. 1979) is from Oslo. She made her literary debut in 2009 with the novel The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am, which was awarded the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas First Book Prize 2009, nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2009 and the P2 Listeners' Prize, and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013. When it first came out, The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am received a lot of attention and glittering reviews; the newspapers Aftenposten, VG and Klassekampen all included it in the lists of their critics’ favourite books of 2009. It has been sold for translation into more than 20 languages, and received massive attention when it was launched in USA and UK in the fall of 2011.

Monsterhuman is Skomsvold's second novel. It got shortlisted for the P2 Listeners' Prize and was nominated for Best Norwegian Book 2012 by Natt & Dag.


Photographer: Finn Ståle Felberg

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2015 Meg, meg, meg Me, Me, Me
2014 33 33
Danish Republik
German Hoffmann & Campe
Slovakian Premedia Group
Turkish Jaguar Kitap
2013 Litt trist matematikk A Little Sad Mathematics
Danish Republik
2012 Monstermenneske Monsterhuman
American English Dalkey Archive Press
British English Dalkey Archive Press
Danish Republik
2009 Jo fortere jeg går, jo mindre er jeg The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am
American English Dalkey Archive Press
Brazilian Portuguese Casarão do Verbo
Bulgarian Balkani
Chinese (complex) Yuan-Liou Publishing
Chinese (simplified) Zhengqing Culture&Art
Croatian Fidipid
Czech Argo
Danish Republik
Dutch Zirimiri Press
Faeroese Nylendí
French Editions du Seuil
German Hoffmann & Campe
Hungarian Gondolat
Icelandic Draumsyn
Italian Atmosphere Libri
Korean Sigongsa
Macedonian Magor
Polish Media Rodzina
Portuguese Theoria, Lda.
Romanian Editura Allfa
Russian Corpus
Serbian Dereta
Slovakian Premedia
Slovene Modrijan
Spanish Lengua de Trapo
Swedish Gilla Böcker
Turkish Jaguar

Printer friendly versionPrinter friendly version