- Ragnhild Eskeland (b. 1986) trained in literary studies and writing at Gothenburg and has also studied creative writing at the Nansen Academy in Lillehammer. She has a master’s degree in French literature from the University of Oslo. Insulated is her first novel.
A powerful portrait of living with a cronical disease, through adolescence and as a young adult.The jury, Tarjei Vesaas debut award
The novel also explores, in an open and intellectual manner, the disgraceful aspects of a so-called lifestyle disease, which to a greater extent than many other disorders can be self-inflicted, and which imposes a kind of moral guiding on the sick's way of life, entails an extra responsibility that can be heavy carry. INSULATED gives insight into a life situation that is more rarely illuminated in the literature, depicted with both great intellect and physicality.