Novelist, poet, musician, photographer, punk rock veteran, etc., Morten made his debut as an author in 1984 with Shadow letter Bungalow 33 . He has published 5 books, written lyrics and reinterpreted texts for radio and stage, translated plays for, among other things, the National Theatre, written numerous book reviews and articles.
I was born in Trondheim, Norway’s 3rd largest city, population 176,000 (2012). When I was 13, my family moved to Oslo, the capital of Norway.
I started reading at 5, and it became a teenage dream. The conscious decision to become an author I took after my first book was published in 1984.
What do you currently have in the works?
“Brent”, a rather massive two-volume novel from the immediate future, scheduled for publication in 2014. A crossbreed between a space opera and a road movie, with Goethe’s “Faust” as backdrop. It is not science fiction in the traditional sense. No aliens, no laser swords. I chose the future because it gives me an indefinite and open canvas, and a large one at that.
Where do you like to write?
At home. I travel for research, but I write at home. All my books have been written at home. Mostly at night.
What is your inspiration for your novels and poetry?
Do you use real life events; your own personal experiences?
What suggestions do you have for beginning writers and poets?
Who is your favorite author?
In your opinion, what is lacking in today's literary market?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
http://mortenjorgensensblogg.blogspot.com/ (in Norwegian)
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