Eivind Hofstad Evjemo (b. 1983) is a writer and curator from Norway. He is the author of the four novels Wake me if I fall asleep (2009), The Last You will see is a Face of Love (2012), We welcome you (2014) and The New Season (2022). He has published one book of poetry Memory of Choking (2016) and a collection of fragments and short stories titled Nobody knows nobody (2021), published by Kristiansand Kunsthall. He also works as editor for projects like The commonly owned – essays about public art in Oslo (2017). The Language of wealth – text about the Norwegian Oil fund (2021). He’s born in Levanger, but lives in Oslo.

Eivind Hofstad Evjemo

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The New Season contains lots of drama, is full of the sea, death and love, humans, and pets. The novel is moving and evocative. The mixture of realism and something close to apocalyptic is something truly unique. The world is changing, sometimes in ways we can barely imagine. The starting point for The New Season is traditionally Norwegian and classic, but the novel is simultaneously innovative – it explores how well-known landscapes are changed by the times we live in. All of this viewed through the gazes of two beautiful humans doing what they can to survive.

The New Season
Hofstad Evjemo writes well. In a tactile manner. It smells strongly in the dairy building, the fireweed looms outside the windows. At the absence of rain, you can feel the thirst scrape your palate. (...) It’s told in a lively manner, with drive in its sentences. (...) it’s a joy to read The New Season. A novel which shines a particularly warning and especially important light on humans overstepping on nature. Because there will be a price to pay, as we all know. And the new season, where did it go? Well, it will come to us all, if it’s not already here.
Mia Bull-Gundersen (bok365.no)
Practical farming for the apocalypse: … timeless picture of the apocalypse, which also holds mythical qualities. (…) Some of these renderings are close to the striking horror which can be found in the novels of Cormac McCarthy, without ever losing the work and days of the farmer from sight.
Carina Elisabeth Beddari
The story flows calmly along, interspersed with glimmers of poetry and humour. It's all kept with tight, literary reins.
Turid Larsen (Dagsavisen)
A gem of a novel: The New Season is a highlight among this autumn’s titles, and will be remembered as one of the best Norwegian novels of the year.
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