Vigdis Hjorth’s Long Live the Post Horn!

at Winner of The Believer Book Award Fiction

Published on 15th September, Long Live the Post Horn! is the new book by the best-selling author of Will and Testament. Translated by Charlotte Barslund, Long Live the Post Horn! has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “substantive and witty novel of personal growth.”


Both hilarious and moving, Long Live the Post Horn! is an existential scream of a novel about loneliness – and the postal service – written in Hjorth’s trademark spare, rhythmic and cutting style.

Ellinor, a 35-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she’s not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognise the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around her as she’s ever been. But when her coworker vanishes overnight, an unusual new task is dropped on her desk. Off she goes to meet the Norwegian Postal Workers Union, setting the ball rolling on a strange and transformative six months.

Watch Vigdis Hjorth discuss the book with her publisher Cian McCourt (from Verso):

“The ordinary becomes vibrant and life-affirming in Long Live the Post Horn!, an engrossing novel about how even hopeless battles are worth fighting.”
—Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews

Watch an exclusive reading from Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjort:

Long Live the Post Horn!  by Vigdis Hjort is published by Verso


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A tartly hilarious and deeply affecting new novel – called “quirky” and “unsettling” by Kirkus Reviews – from the best-selling author of Will and Testament.