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PUBLICATIONS

Publisher for Lene Therese Teigens novels: forlaget SolumBokvennen
Publisher for Lene Therese Teigens plays: Transit Forlag

Agent for the novels: Thea Kjernmoen in SolumBokvennen: theakjernmoen@gmail.com

Agent for the plays: Songbird Agency

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2021: Livia's Room, In Another's Picture, Fado while waiting; plays. SolumBokvennen  BUY

Livia's Room: A room in Livia's villa outside Rome speaks to us: "The paintings had become my skin". You will also be able to read about a number of people in Rome around the year zero who were all strongly connected to Emperor Augustus through kinship and marriage. 
In someone else's image: In a playful form mixing times, stories, letter, dialogues, as well as Munch's presence, famous events from the relationship between Tulla Larsen and Edvard Munch come out in a new light.
Fado while Waiting: This is about longing, passion and loneliness inspired by the musical genres fado and tango. Early morning in a train station cafe. Some are already sitting there, others are coming later. Everyone is on their way from something and to something else, lonely souls who meet because the music creates community.

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2021: Livia's Room, In Another's Picture, Fado while waiting; plays. SolumBokvennen  BUY

Livia's Room: A room in Livia's villa outside Rome speaks to us: "The paintings had become my skin". You will also be able to read about a number of people in Rome around the year zero who were all strongly connected to Emperor Augustus through kinship and marriage. 
In someone else's image: In a playful form mixing times, stories, letter, dialogues, as well as Munch's presence, famous events from the relationship between Tulla Larsen and Edvard Munch come out in a new light.
Fado while Waiting: This is about longing, passion and loneliness inspired by the musical genres fado and tango. Early morning in a train station cafe. Some are already sitting there, others are coming later. Everyone is on their way from something and to something else, lonely souls who meet because the music creates community.

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2021: Mater Nexus; play, staging and impact. SolumBokvennen  BUY

Mater Nexus is central to recent Norwegian drama and is one of the few plays achieveing international recognition in addition to artistic and academic attention. This publication marks the 20th anniversary of the original premiere and Teigen tells about the creation of the text and various versions of it, in both a dramaturgical and feminist perspective. Theater scholar Siren Leirvåg, dramaturg Halldis Hoaas and philosopher Ingeborg W. Owesen also contribute texts about Mater Nexus. The play stands out with its nine major female roles, in a gallery of thirteen female characters. It challenges the use of various theatrical conventions and visual changes throughout the play. The play was first published by Gullbakke Forlag in 2004.

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2019: TULLA LARSEN Mathilde Munch; Novel. SolumBokvennen  BUY

What do you do when you have been the subject of fictionalization for over a hundred years? When you have been assigned a role and forced to play it, to fulfill a function in another person's life? Not least in other people's stories about another person's life.
This novel is about Mathilde Larsen, she was called Tulla. A love affair with Edvard Munch started when she was twenty-nine. The relationship lasted four years and was very turbulent – it ended with Munch's hand getting shot at. A year later, Larsen married the nine-year-younger painter Arne Kavli. Seven years later, she met the shipbroker Hans Blehr, the husband of the famous actress and director Agnes Mowinckel.

The novel was published in german in 2022

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2018: Time without books; Play. SolumBokvennen  BUY

A play about a country becoming a democracy after being under dictatorship for many years. What do you say after such a national trauma? What is best to keep quiet about? For whom, and why? There are parents who want to give their children a happy life without agreeing on what that really means, and there are children who want to understand why the parents never talks about how they really feel. A shopping center used to be a prison and the new generation has no idea about it's history. How individual is a memory?

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2016: Falling apples; play. Transit Forlag  BUY

In an epic landscape of intimate moments, the lives of thirteen people unfold. They meet and slide apart, fall and rise. All looking for solid ground, and asking how can we stand on our own two feet when we know nothing about the foundations? Falling Apples is a Chekhovian tale from our time.

“It is a rare gift for any director to be given the opportunity to work with such a beautifully shaped script, which in so many ways can be filled with creativity and performative expansion. The best stories we tell in the theater carry with them a secret truth, and Falling Apples is elegant and compelling, opening up a subconscious journey of discovery." Peta Hanrahan, director

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2015: Andrea N. does not exist. Novel, SolumBokvennen  BUY

A woman is brought up on stage during a theater rehearsal, and unexpectedly gets a role in the performance, although no one agrees on what her participation should actually mean.
When the man who is to play the main character begins to take an interest in her outside the theater, he discovers that she plays several roles, and soon he is drawn into the idea she has about life and herself.

This is a novel about identity and social games, in a world where there is a complete imbalance between the authentic and the staged.

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2012: Below our sky, Two days in Rome. Plays, SolumBokvennen BUY

Below our sky: Three family stories are woven together, but belonging, roots and to/from/moving in as themes: An elderly couple has to move from their house, a young couple needs a place to live, a father has a daughter who doesn't wants to move away from home, and then it's the farm owners with an uncertain future. 
Two days in Rome: Agnes and Jon, a middle-aged couple goes to a beautiful hotel in Portugal, and the woman discovers that a great love from her past also is there. Agnes meets her old love, who never could forget her, and she decides not to tell her husband. Jon has already met the old loves wife; they are planning dinner for all four. Through their revelation of the past, the fragility of their happiness unfolds and everything is going to change.

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2012: Women wrote it (editor). Dramahistory, an antology, Vidarforlaget  BUY

A collection of articles from the DeSK project - "Dette Skrev Kvinder", which aimed to rediscover, re-read and put on stage drama written by women from ca. 1870 to 1910 in Norway.

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2011: Oslo Flag Factory, the Story  BUY

This book covers the complete history of Oslo Flaggfabrikk (Oslo flag factory) from 1903 to 2011 and is about the Norwegian identity, about the dissolution of the union with Sweden and not least about women's entrepreneurship. And about the change from a family-based business to a professional operating and ownership structure. Norway's, and Oslo's, development from 1903 and one hundred years to the present: the rise of the welfare state.

The book is richly illustrated in large format. Lene Therese Teigen is also a picture editor.

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2008: Life machine, The Archeologists and Square; Plays. Transit Forlag  BUY

Life Machine: Our time's complicated family constellations and the consequences love and divorce can have. Seven people's life stories are woven together; from difficult breakups to happy romances, the love structures of our time are presented.

The Archeologists: In the field of tension between thoughts and interpretations, historical and personal truth, a tug-of-war between four archaeologists takes place. An authentic archaeological discovery in Iceland in 2004 is the background for the text.

Square: Funny and grotesque stories between mothers, daughters, sisters and lovers in the past and present. The women cover up stories with new stories and withhold the most important. Four stories with four characters in each story. The stories are connected like a difficult puzzle.

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2005: Unfaithful; Novel, Aschehoug Forlag BUY

Ida lives in Oslo and Johan in Trondheim. Both are married. They met as pasients relatives at a hospital, fell in love and have since kept in touch by phone. But now they have agreed to drive from their respective cities to meet at a cabin in Gudbrandsdalen. Ida is in doubt - should she turn the car around and return home as innocent as when she left, or should she meet Johan and finish the race? As she drives, she thinks about her whole story, about the children, about the husband and about the life she has and maybe wants to lose. Nevertheless, she drives on. She meets Johan, but a terrible family tragedy at the place where they meet threatens to destroy the passionate meeting between them. A dense, claustrophobic novel about love and infidelity.

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1993: White. Qiet. Novel, Aschehoug Forlag KJØP

This is Lene Therese Teigens debut novel, and it received very good reviews and was awarded Aschehoug's debutant grant in 1994, with the following description: 

"With this novel, Lene Therese Teigen has delivered a well thought out and elegantly executed debut work, where words upon words have been added to create a solid construction. The novel (...) is what you could call poetically firm in terms of style and writing. It radiates intensity and strength, and there is a condensed drama behind the scarce form, a very family drama in which women for three generations stand against each other. One is confronted with the big questions: lie or truth, life or death, realized or lost opportunities, betrayal or faithfulness. (...) The author handles this difficult material with great authority and full control over his linguistic and stylistic tools."

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ANTOLOGIES

2013   Square, act 3 published in ”Scenes from a diverse world”, published by ICWP/USA

2011  Three sisters and a brother,  An essay on Anton Tsjekhovs drama from 1901, in the antology "Søsken", buplished by Samlaget

2000    Anatomiska Teatern, script for short film in the antology ”Sceneskift” published by Solum Forlag

1995    Two texts in Brøndums Encyklopædi published by Brøndum & Aschehoug Copenhagen

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