Ingrid Storholmen

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Ingrid Storholmen (born 22 May 1976 in Verdal, Norway) is a Norwegian poet, novelist and literary critic.

Life and work[edit]

Storholmen made her literary debut in 2001 with the poetry collection Krypskyttarloven. Among her other collections are Siriboka from 2007, and Tsjernobylfortellinger (Voices from Chernobyl) from 2009.[1] She was awarded Sultprisen in 2010,[2] and the Ole Vig-prisen in 2011.[3]


Poetry collections
  • Krypskyttarloven (The Sniper’s Law) 2001
  • Skamtalen Graceland (The Disgraceful Speech, Graceland) 2005
  • Siriboka (The Book of Siri) 2007
  • Til kjærlighetens pris (In Praise of Love) 2011
  • Tsjernobylfortellinger (Chernobyl Stories) 2009


Tore Stavlund, writing on Poetry International, observes that "There is a gravity to Storholmen's poetry. From 2000 onwards, across four publications of poetry and one book of prose, she has developed a poetic language and a set of motifs which shirk neither human tragedy, nor the individual’s search for belonging, whether it be through love or family relationships."[4] Voices from Chernobyl consists of several fictionalized accounts told by Chernobyl survivors, based on interviews Storholmen conducted with real victims.[5] Critics noted how the book's lack of internal continuity reflects the chaos in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. Storholmen hoped her book would remind people to remember disasters such as Chernobyl and Bhopal and to be wary of dangerous technology.[5][6]


  1. ^ Jha, Aditya Man i (22 February 2014). "It is convenient for people to forget about Chernobyl". The Sunday Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Ingrid Storholmen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Ole Vig-prisen 2011
  4. ^ Stavlund, Tore; Sharp, Cameron (trans.). "Norway: Ingrid Storholmen". Poetry International Rotterdam. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Sujit (March 2014). "Voices from Chernobyl". The Boston Coffee House Magazine. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Mukunth, Vasudevan (6 April 2013). "A Litany of Horror". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 

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