Welcome Johanna Frid!

Rave reviews have been pouring in for Johanna Frid‘s first novel NORA, OR BURN OSLO BURN (Nora eller brinn Oslo brinn) which has been number 1 on the prestigious Dagens Nyheter Critics’ list for five consecutive weeks.
A warm welcome to Grand Agency, Johanna!


How jealous can a person be? How often can you look at a stranger’s Instagram? How much menstrual pain do you have to endure? Is Norway the heart of paradise?

Johanna is together with Emil. Emil has an ex called Nora. Nora is everything Johanna is not: beautiful, Norwegian, a social media darling. When by chance Johanna finds out that Emil and Nora are going to meet up, she conducts a thorough investigation of Nora via Instagram — an investigation that seems to have no end. Meanwhile, Johanna’s body is being consumed from within, and not just by envy. She has a constant piercing pain in her womb.

In Nora, or Burn Oslo Burn, an autofictional novel full of black comedy, Johanna Frid turns her sharp eye to two of our time’s most serious female ailments: Instagram and endometriosis.

More information to come.


Published by Ellerströms, 188 pages.

Author photo: Jennifer Sameland