Kjersti Lersbryggen Mørk

Kjersti Lersbryggen Mørk is a scholar at the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books (NBI) and the University of Oslo. She is currently working on her PhD thesis: Witness of malice –  children’s literature for our times?
Before that, she worked as a literature educator in the program of author training at NBI, and taught at primary school, high school and university.
She was a juror at the awards for children’s and youth literature of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture (Kulturdepartementets priser for barne- og ungdomslitteratur) in 2003-2008.

 

Featured publications:

  • Voices from a Void: The Holocaust in Norwegian Children’s Literature in: “Translating Holocaust Lives”, edited by Jean Boase-Beier, Peter Davies, Amdrea Hammel and Marion Winters. London: Bloomsbury 2017.
  • Holocaust som lek. Barnet som vitne i Gutten i den stripete pyjamasen (“Holocaust as a game. The child as witness in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”) in: “På flukt, på vent, på eventyr? Kari Skjønsberg-dagene 2015”, edited by Anne Kristin Lande and Sofie Arneberg. Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket 2015.
  • Lek og lidelse. Unge stemmer om ekstrem-tv (“Game and suffering. Young voices about extreme-TV”) in: “Jakten på fortellinger. Barne- og ungdomslitteratur på tvers av medier”, edited by Elise Seip Tønnessen. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2014.