Sunday, September 15, 2013
"Never Mind It" is a hilarious and ironic metatext, which the critics called a “Postmodern novel sparkling with narrative skills and the joy of storytelling" when in 1995 it was first published in my native language, Danish. Purposely and sarcastically it breaks every rule in writing, commenting on itself as a text and on other texts as well and testing the limits of literature. The contents of the novel is just as bizarre as its form, but behind the eccentric characters and their nonsensical problems, lies a story about love, honesty and the difficult task of expressing yourself as an author. It's crazy, it's funny and - hopefully! - deep.
I've translated the novel myself and it is available from Smashwords, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Sunday, September 01, 2013
1. The international HCA Award: "Sirocco" by Mikko Kuparinen, Finland, a short film about a shy woman who finds a baby in a dumpster.
2. The international Artist Award: "Adamt" by Zelalem Woldemariam, Ethiopia, a short film about a young drummer who struggles with a traumatic experience from his childhood.
3. The international Storyteller Award: "The Mother" by Lukasz Ostalski, Poland, a short film about a female politician dealing with her drug-addicted son and the massacred body of a young girl.
4. The Danish Short Film Award: "The painter" by Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark, a short film about an isolated artist who has to deal with an unannounced visit by his son.
5. The Danish Talent Award: "Puff Puff Pas" by Thomas Daneskov, Denmark, a man-to-man weekend between father and son, where the father has momentarily lost his mind.
6. The Animation Award: "Una Furtiva Legrima" by Carlo Vogele, France/USA, an animation about a black bass lamenting his fate from his sale at the fish market to the frying pan.
7. The ANIS Talent Award: "Cheers Viola!" by Susanne Baekby Olesen, Denmark, an animation about the little girl Viola, her drunken parents and her teddy bear Sebastian.
8. Special mention: "Goutte d'Or" by Christophe Peladan, Denmark, an animation about a pirate who enters the Kingdom of Death and falls in love with its Queen.
9. Children and Youth Award: "9 Meter" by Anders Walter, Denmark, a short film about a 16 year old long jumper who wants to keep breaking his own records in order to get his comatose mother to react.
10. Audience Award: "Puff Puff Pas" by Thomas Daneskov, Denmark. See above.
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