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Mun Sun
Maja Hagen Torjussen

ISBN: 978-1739807153
108 x 175 mm paperback
52 pages
£8 + p&p BUY
Feb 16, 2024

Maja Hagen Torjussen (born in Kristiansand, Norway, 1991) graduated with a BA Creative Writing at Roehampton University in 2016, and has since explored what a poem can be, playing with form through writing, songwriting and visual works. As editor of the independent publisher Lik forlag in her home town along with poet Atle Håland, she worked on contextualising anthologies in collaboration with other writers and publishing own works, such as her debut novel Elpis: en demonologi (Lik forlag, 2019), and later a children’s book, Sladden viser vei (2020). Elpis: en demonologi was written as a parallell but autonomous story, exploring artist Jon S. Lunde’s The Real Inspector, an audiovisual art exhibition.

In 2021 Torjussen had her first solo exhibition, Strekkeren, at gallery Arteriet 51K, combining objects and sculptures with poems and old frames, exploring lack of coherence in language by default. The same year Torjussen started making music and releasing records with her now husband Lyd. Sladden is their cat.

Publication list/music/art projects:

2024 mun / sun, Hesterglock Press, Bristol (poetry)

2021 Elpis - Porto LP, Fedi Forma (music)

2021 Elpis - The Missing Lid EP, Fedi Forma (music)

2021 Untitled, Elpis & Lisa Hennig-Olsen, audiovisual collaboration, Arteriet 51k (music/performance art)

2021 Strekkeren, visual art & poetry solo exhibition, Arteriet 51K, Kristiansand (art)

2020 Sladden viser vei, Lik forlag Kristiansand (novel)

2019 Elpis: en demonologi, Lik forlag, Kristiansand (novel)

2015 Screams & Silences, Fincham Press, London (short story Long Legs for anthology)