Gyldendal draws poetry collections due to similarities with other works

Gyldendal draws the poem collection “Sounds I can’t hear” from the market after becoming aware of several similarities with texts from other authors.

– Gyldendal has been made aware of several cases of similarity between the poet Eirin Gundersen’s poetry and other writers’ works, says editor-in-chief Kari Marstein for Norwegian fiction in Gyldendal Norwegian publisher to VG.

Furthermore, she says that after a quick check, the publisher has confirmed the similarities and pulled all the poetry books from the author from the market. According to Marstein, there may also be similarities with other writings in the two other books Gundersen has written, and so far have drawn these as well.

– We must go through the whole of Gundersen’s writings to get an overview of the total scope. We take this seriously and it is about poetry collections written by other Norwegian authors, We have already been in contact with some of the relevant authors , says Marstein.

Gundersen, who made his debut in 2015 and has received much praise for his previous books, was scheduled to launch the poetry collection “Lyder ik ikke hear hør” on Thursday this week. That event is canceled.

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