//CANCELLED // In a Garden of Horror – Sara Stridsberg in conversation with Maria Kjos Fonn

Meet one of Scandinavias greatest authors in a conversation about how art has influenced her writing.



This event is cancelled, due to illness. Ticket holders will get an automatic refund within a week. 

 I think I’ve learnt to write novels from Tracey Emin or Louise Bourgeois.

This statement from Sara Stridsberg shows how significant art has been for her writing. 

Stridsberg is one of the most renowned contemporary Nordic writers. Since her first novel was published in 2004, she has gone on to write several critically acclaimed novels, short stories and plays. British artist Tracey Emin is one of the artists she holds in high regard, and she has woven several references to Emin into her writings. Like Emin, she isn’t afraid of exploring the dark side of the female experience. How has Tracey Emin and the wider art scene shaped Stridsberg’s writing? What can other art forms mean for literature – and reading?

At MUNCH you can meet Stridsberg in a conversation with Maria Kjos Fonn, introduced by Kari J. Brandtzæg, curator of the exhibition Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch – The Loneliness of the Soul.

Sara Stridsberg’s authorship include The Faculty of Dreams, Medealand, and The Antarctica of Love, and have been awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize, Doblougprisen, and Aftonbladets prize for literature among others.

Maria Kjos Fonn is the author of the novels Dette har jeg aldri fortalt til noen (2014), Kinderwhore (2018) and Heroin chic (2020). She writes for Aftenposten and Morgenbladet.

The event is a collaboration between The House of Literature in Oslo and MUNCH.

Image above: Sara Stridsberg (photo: Irmelie Krekin) and Maria Kjos Fonn (photo: Oda Berby)