Books by Linn Ullmann

Born in 1966, Linn Ullmann is a graduate of New York University, where she studied English literature and began work on a Ph.D. She returned to Oslo in 1990 to pursue a career in journalism. She had established herself as a prominent literary critic when


THE COLD SONG by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The author might be best known in this country as the daughter of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, but her accomplishment here merits more than recognition by association."
The fifth novel by an award-winning Norwegian author and critic deserves to win her a much larger stateside readership. Read full book review >
A BLESSED CHILD by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2008

"A novel of stark beauty that leaves moral issues tantalizingly open."
A novel about growing up, growing older and trying to find some accommodation with the past. Read full book review >
GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
STELLA DESCENDING by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >
BEFORE YOU SLEEP by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Density accrues in vivid, impressionistically recalled scenes, rather than in sophisticated plot devices, and the emotional acuity is highly original, and often absorbing. (Author tour)"
Norwegian author and critic Ullmann debuts with this intriguing, looping meditation on the history of the Blom family, told by young Karin in jagged, emotionally oblique prose. Read full book review >