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A Line in the World


Monday, December 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. ET Online

Dorthe Nors discusses her new book, A Line in the World (Graywolf), with A Public Space editor Brigid Hughes at a launch event in collaboration with The Center for Fiction

“[A] luminous set of reflections… An intricate reckoning with a world that, despite our best attempts to tame it, remains elemental and wild.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Dorthe Nors

is the author of the story collections Wild Swims and Karate Chop; four novels, including Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize; and two novellas, collected in So Much for That Winter. She lives in Denmark.

Brigid Hughes

is the editor of the literary and arts magazine A Public Space and A Public Space Books. She teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University, and lives in New York City.

A Line in the World

Dorthe Nors’s first nonfiction book chronicles a year she spent traveling along the North Sea coast. Through a deep, personal engagement with this singular landscape, A Line in the World accesses the universal. Its ultimate subjects are civilization, belonging, and change: changes within one person’s life, changes occurring in various communities today, and change as the only constant of life on Earth.

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