*Cover Reveal* The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn

Today on Bibliophile Book Club I’m SUPER excited to be able to share the cover reveal for The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn.

Publisher and all round wonderful lady, Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books emailed me asking would I like to share this because she knows me and my love of Scandi books so well!!! Of course I had to say yes because it looks and sounds AMAZING!!!

Feast your eyes on this beauty…


(With none other than Orenda’s own Amanda Jennings quoted on the cover!!!)

Now for the all important information about The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn.


A stunning, Rebecca-esque psychological thriller from one of Norway’s most acclaimed young writers

Two people in exile. Two secrets. As the past tightens its grip, there may be no escape…


TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough…


Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

Agnes Ravatn (b. 1983) is an author and columnist. She made her literary début with the novel Week 53 (Veke 53) in 2007. Since then she has written three critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections: Standing still (Stillstand), 2011, Popular Reading(Folkelesnad), 2011, and Operation self-discipline (Operasjon sjøldisiplin), 2014. In these works Ravatn shows her unique, witty voice and sharp eye for human fallibility. Her second novel, The Bird Tribunal (Fugletribuanlet), 2013, is a strange and captivating story about shame, guilt and atonement. Ravatn received the cultural radio P2’s listener’s prize for this novel, a popular and important prize in Norway, in addition to The Youth’s Critic’s Prize. The Bird Tribunal was also made into a successful play, which premiered in Oslo in 2015.

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn is translated by Rosie Hedger (on Twitter@rosie_hedger)


I can only speak for myself here, but The Bird Tribunal sounds absolutely brilliant. I cannot wait to read it, especially considering my love of all things Scandinavian in fiction!!! 🙂

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