ANMELDELSER SPEJL SKULDER BLINK SE HER
OUT ON GRAYWOLF PRESS, USA, JUNE 2016: “SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER”
LOS ANGELES TIMES: “Nors’ writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical. Her characters seesaw between longing for human connection and the space in which to lick their wounds. That she achieves all this while experimenting with form is something of an impossible feat. . . . Nors has created an exciting and artful literary diptych.”
BBC: “[So Much for That Winter is] one of the speediest and most intriguing of this year’s summer books. . . . The rhythm of Nors’ work, shaped from headlines, fragments and status updates, is eerily familiar. Her innovative novellas hold a mirror to our disjointed times.”
KIRKUS REVIEWS: “[So Much For That Winter presents] an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Nors is a creator of small spaces; her fiction is relentless, edgy, brief. . . . It couldn’t be more accessible.”
POWELL’S: So Much for that Winter is uniquely composed, yet eminently readable (…) Dorthe Nors is doing some fascinating work and her chosen forms function as fictional facades, ably demonstrating that feeling may flourish in even the most unlikely of prose techniques.
PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY: “‘Minna Needs Rehearsal Space’ shows Nors’s economy and perceptiveness. . . . The reader is treated to a cathartic and suspenseful climax.”
BOOKSWEPT: If forevermore we are obliged to think in headlines & status updates, let us sound like Dorthe Nors
SYCAMORE REVIEW: Nors adresses crucial questions of contemporary existence with great humor and humanity.
VOLKSKRANT (The Netherlands): ***** (five out of five stars): “Penetrating and overwhelming.”
RICK MOODY (The Ice Storm) “Dorthe Nors. SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER: One of the truly great writers of Western Europe. . . Half (Virginia) Woolf, half (Eudora) Welty.”
MAX PORTER (Grief Is a Thing With Feathers): Gorgeous book!
BOMB MAGAZINE: There’s great humor and unflinching pathos in her examination of modern life in all of its absurdity and loneliness.
NUMERO CINQ: “In [So Much for That Winter] there is inventiveness and motion, angst and loss, puzzles and minor epiphanies. . . . Nors packs much into her telegraphic works. . . . [The novellas] contain despair, grief, family conflicts, aesthetic pursuits, and the mundane; the two narrators are present, flesh, bone, heart, and spirit.”
PRAISE FOR KARATE CHOP & MINNA NEEDS REHEARSAL SPACE IN THE U.S. and U.K.: HERE
“KARATE CHOP” ON PUBLISHERS WEEKLY’S BEST BOOKS of 2014 LIST (HERE)
INTERVIEW IN THE PARIS REVIEW HERE
INTERVIEW IN THE ATLANTIC HERE
INTERVIEW IN THE NEW YORKER – HERE
MY ESSAY “A WOLF IN JUTLAND” IN THE GUARDIAN HERE
BBC “READING EUROPE”, listen HERE
INTERVIEW IN THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY HERE
HØR TALEN OM DET HYLENDE PINDSVIN HER
WINNER OF THE P. O. ENQUIST LITERARY PRIZE 2014