8 episodes

A bi-monthly conversation about writing, creativity and the world we live in. Author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world’s most exciting literary voices about their books, their writing process and how they view the world and current events around them.
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How To Proceed The House of Literature

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A bi-monthly conversation about writing, creativity and the world we live in. Author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world’s most exciting literary voices about their books, their writing process and how they view the world and current events around them.
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    Bonus episode: A reading by Mary Ruefle

    Bonus episode: A reading by Mary Ruefle

    Listen to the American poet Mary Ruefle read three short texts, Self-Criticism, Personalia and grey sadness. All from her book My Private Property.
     Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 4 min
    Mary Ruefle

    Mary Ruefle

    We have a globally out of control situation, says Mary Ruefle.
    In this epsiode she talks about reading and writing, about clarity and fear, about menopause and the freedom of invisibility, and about being in the margins. And of course about dogs.
    Be sure to check out our show notes for this episode, including some of Mary Ruefle's erasure poetry, right here.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 55 min
    Bonus Episode: Two readings by George Saunders

    Bonus Episode: Two readings by George Saunders

    George Saunders reads an excerpt from his New Yorker essay “Trump Days” and another excerpt from his critically acclaimed novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 7 min
    George Saunders

    George Saunders

    Is literature a political force? Yes, says George Saunders.
    In this episode, he talks about Trump, civility and the public discourse of our time. On Kindness and Meanness. On form and revision. Voice, memory and empathy, and of course about the living and the dead.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.
    Be sure to check out our show notes for this episode, right here.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Joyce Carol Oates

    Joyce Carol Oates

    Linn Ullmann talks to the American author Joyce Carol Oates about memories and loss, about «bearing witness» through literature, about her mother and grandmother, about the US today, about writing, failure – and boxing.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.
    This episode was made possible in collaboration with Louisiana Literature in Denmark and the International Writer’s Stage in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Read more in our show notes, right here.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Terrance Hayes

    Terrance Hayes

    Linn Ullmann talks to the American poet Terrance Hayes about poetry in the time of pandemics and Trump, about intimacy and vulnerability, about his obsession with time, form and order, and about poetry as both weapon and refuge.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarsønn Langhoff.

    The signal between Oslo and New York is unfortunately somewhat suboptimal – something we experience from time to time in this zoom era. We hope you can hear past this, and enjoy Terrance Hayes’ thoughtful reflections and beautiful readings!
    Read more and get a bonus poem in our show notes, right here.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Merete Aga-Thoresen ,

Ved mine fulle fem...

...funklende stjerner står jeg og veiver min fane. Denne podcasten er den rake motsetning til en verden full av mas og tomt prat. Kloke, rolige samtaler til ettertanke. Når kommer neste episode?

Anne Sæbø ,

Kjempefin podcast!

Disse samtalene er en gave. Så fulle av tanke og nærvær. Veldig bra. Og viktig! Vi trenger en podcast som dette nå, til å minne oss på hva vi har og kan og må kjempe for.

Karigjer ,

agree..great … :-)

But where is the long anticipated episode #2.. Was´nt it supposed to be released in august? Soo much looking forward to it - think I’m already a big fan :-))

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