Johanne Lykke

Writer conversation – Niviaq Korneliussen and Johanne Lykke Holm

On the occasion of the nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021, Niviaq Korneliussen meets with Johanne Lykke Holm for an author interview.

Niviaq Korneliussen has just received a three-year work grant (read more here in Danish) from The Danish Arts Foundation and has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Now she is to meet with the Swedish nominee, Johanne Lykke Holm, for an author interview, where they are interviewed by Janne Breinholt Bak, senior editor at Gyldendal, Denmark.

Niviaq Korneliussen is nominated for Naasuliardarpi (The Flower Walley, available in both Danish and Greenlandic). Despite her only 31 years, Niviaq Korneliussen is not unknown in Greenlandic literature, and since the publication of her debut novel HOMO sapienne (2014) she has been proclaimed Greenland’s literary star. HOMO sapienne was an expression of a revolutionary breakthrough in modern Greenlandic literature. The novel was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2015 and has since been translated into more than 10 languages, performed as a theatre play and is to be adapted for film.
Niviaq Korneliussen has previously been part of the writing competition Allatta!, which NAPA co-organized.

Johanne Lykke Holm (Sweden) was born in 1987 and has previously published “Natten som föregick denna dag” (The night before this day, Basilisk 2020). She also works as a translator and runs the writing course Witch School in Copenhagen together with Olga Ravn. Johanne Lykke Holm is nominated for her dreamy and atmospheric novel Strega which depicts a group of girls or young women who are seasonal workers at a mountain hotel by the fictional Italian city, Strega.

The author interview with Niviaq Korneliussen and Johanne Lykke holm is arranged by NAPA and Nordic Culture Point.

Wednesday, May the 5th at 14 (Greenlandic time)

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