The Child

The Child

Kjersti A. Skomsvold


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•MOVING ADDITION TO RECENT MOTHERHOOD BOOKS: Over the past few years, there's been a mini-boom in terms of books about motherhood. THE CHILD is a wonderful addition to this sub-genre, focusing on loss, birth, fear, and love.

•AUTHOR POPULARITY: Previously published by Dalkey Archive Press, Skomsvold was a finalist for the Dublin Literary Award, and is one of Norway's most beloved authors.

•AN EMOTIONAL QUICK READ: Written in the form of a letter to her infant, the book is extremely direct and emotionally charged, making it both compelling and a bit of a tear-jerker.


Kjersti A. Skomsvold:
Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold made a sensational debut with The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am, published by Dalkey Press in English. The book won the Vesaas First Book Award, was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize and has been sold to publishers in more than 25 countries. She is the author of four acclaimed novels, a book of poetry and a children’s book.