Meet the author: Marie Aubert

Free entry

We are proud to present a Norwegian literature night in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy. Meet Marie Aubert in conversation with Silje Beite Løken, for an exploration of Aubert’s literary life and works.

This conversation will be held in Norwegian.

Marie Aubert (b. 1979) made her fiction debut in 2016 with the short story collection Kan jeg bli med deg hjem, and has since published two novels, Voksne mennesker (2019) and Jeg er egentlig ikke sånn (2022). With its keen depictions of complicated family relationships and emotional taboos, her work has been met with both critical praise and commercial success. Her first novel was nominated for Bokhandlerprisen and won Ungdommens kritikerpris in 2020. In 2023 she was awarded the Bjørg Vik-prize for what the prize jury described as her ‘uncommonly sharp observations’, through which she unmasks ‘the petty and the shameful’ in both her characters and readers.

Aubert graduated from Skrivekunstakademiet in Hordaland in 2002, and holds degrees in both literature and journalism. Today, she combines her fiction writing with a varied career in publishing, non-fiction writing, teaching and lecturing.

The conversation with Marie Aubert will be moderated by Silje Beite Løken (b. 1973). Silje is the translator of many Icelandic books into Norwegian, and works as an advisor at the Norwegian embassy in Reykjavík.

The Norwegian embassy will offer free wine for the event.

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Meet-the-author is a recurring literature series hosted by the Nordic House, where one or several authors, in conversation with a literary expert in a Scandinavian language, unfold their authorship and literary work. The audience is welcome to ask questions at the end of the talks.

Accessibility to Elissa (auditorium) is good. Accessible and gender neutral restrooms are on the same floor.