Josefine Klougart in conversation with Sarah Gerard
September 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
One of Us Is Sleeping, Danish author Josefine Klougart’s English-language debut, is a haunting novel about loss in all its forms. Returning home to care for her dying mother, the narrator recounts a brief, intense love affair and the grief and disillusionment that follow its end. With its startling imagery and gorgeous, meticulous prose, Klougart’s novel has been compared to Virginia Woolf but stands alone as a testament to the Scandinavian’s distinct, lyrical style. In conversation with author Sarah Gerard.
Josefine Klougart has been hailed as one of Denmark’s greatest contemporary writers. She is the first Danish author ever to have two of her first three books nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and has been compared to Joan Didion, Anne Carson, and Virginia Woolf.
Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star, the forthcoming essay collection Sunshine State, and two chapbooks. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review Daily, among other places. She writes a monthly column on food for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.