Cecilie Enger

Award winning writer with strong portraits of female characters.

Cecilie Enger was born in 1963, and has studied history, Norwegian and journalism. She also works as a feature journalist when she is not writing critically-acclaimed novels. Her first novel Necessity was published in 1994 and was warmly received by critics. Her big break came with Mother’s Gifts in 2013, which sold internationally and earned her the Booksellers’ Prize that year. She is perhaps best known for biographical and historically-inspired novels as well as strong portraits of female characters.

Awards and nominations (selected): Cecilie Enger has been awarded the 1994 Nota Bene Cultural Prize and her novel The Henriksen Brothers earned her a Brage Prize nomination in 2000. In 2007, she won the Neshorn Prize, awarded by Klassekampen for the book of the year. The following year she was awarded the Amalie Skram Prize for best female fiction writer, and in 2013 she won the Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Critics’ Prize.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Breathe for Me (2017)
Mother's Gifts (2013)
The Chamber Maid (2011)
Storming Heaven (2007)
Look in Mercy (2003)
The Henriksen Brothers (2000)
Extremity (1996)
Necessity (1994)

FOREIGN SALES

Breathe for Me (2017)
Denmark, Jensen & Dalgaard
Hungary, Typotex

Mother's Gifts (2013)
Czech Republic, MOBA
Denmark, Jensen & Dalgaard
Germany, DVA
Hungary, Typotex
Netherlands, Dutch Media
Romania, Univers
Serbia, Sezam

Extremity (1996)
Germany, Kabel Verlag/Piper tb

Publications