IT’S GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT SOMEONE SO ACCOMPLISHED!
But the Norwegians need not only be proud of their athletes but also of their Nobel Laureates for Literature. Three in all. One woman: Sigrid Undset.
Born the same year as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce (1882) Sigrid Undset, at the age of 25, made her literary debut with a short, realistic novel on adultery. It created a stir, and she found herself ranked as a promising young author in Norway. Its English translation is out this month (March 2014).
“I have been unfaithful to my husband” is the novel’s opening sentence. Written in diary form the novel documents the inner life of a young woman…
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