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Friday 14 October 2016

'The Bird Tribunal' by Agnes Ravatn

Yesterday I attended the launch of Agnes Ravatn's new book

'The Bird Tribunal'

The event was held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy
where we were welcomed by the Ambassador
Ms Mona Juul
see below on the left standing with Karen Sullivan of
Orenda Books

Agnes (see centre below) read a passage from her book in Norwegian. The same passage was then read in English by the book's translator Ms Rosie Hedger,
seen below on the far right of the photograph

The book is a chilling psychological thriller.

… TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough… Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

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