Eldrid Lunden has been a pioneer in establishing creative writing studies in Norway. She was the first artistic director of the department of creative writing in Bø, and after 29 years in post her experience and competence are unrivalled.
These are now incorporated for the first time into a book in which she writes a short history of her subject and discusses future challenges. She asks why training in creative writing was started and why it has developed into its present form, what forces work against it, what could be done differently, and if it is useful. This book discusses poetics and cultural politics in the context of a historical account.
A must-read for aspiring and established writers, for teachers and for readers.