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Alex Dahl

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Half-American, half-Norwegian, Alex Dahl was born in Oslo. She graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German linguistics with International Studies and went on to complete an M.A. in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, followed by an M.S. in Business Management at Bath University. Alex has published short stories in the U.K. and the U.S. She is a serious Francophile and currently lives in both London and Sandefjord. Alex Dahl is translated into eleven languages and was shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Dagger award for The Boy at the Door. The Heart Keeper (2019) is out now in English, Slovak, Polish, and Swedish, with further international translations underway. Playdate is out in ebook and will be published in hardback in October 2020.
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Alex Dahl I try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be somet…moreI try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be something along the lines of writing 200 words about how one of my characters would react if they won the lottery or got caught up in a hostage situation, for example...(less)
Alex Dahl If you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice …moreIf you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice and your story. Don't give up until you find that person. Also, focus on improving your craft. Writing is like tennis- you're not going to the Grand Slam unless you are willing to work like crazy and get to that level of the game. (less)
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The Boy at the Door

3.69 avg rating — 3,139 ratings — published 2018 — 26 editions
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The Heart Keeper

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Playdate

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“frightening and painful memories hurt much less when we bring them into the light and give them a little bit of our attention, but not too much. Acknowledge them and accept that they cannot be changed, then let them go.”
Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door

“It's always loss, isn't it, that destabilizes everything and makes all the bricks inside of you come tumbling down. It's always the beginning or end of love that changes everything, that makes all the difference between happy and sad, capable and completely incapable.”
Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door

“Sometimes, in life-changing moments, we are afforded at least a few minutes to contemplate the stakes before making those crucial calls that can alter the very course of our lives, but other times, a moment's hesitation will give it all away.”
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“We write to taste life twice”
Anaïs Nin

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
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“When I was with Yoav, everything in me that had been sitting stood up. He had a way of looking at me with a kind of unabashed directness that made me shiver. It's something amazing to feel that for the first time someone is seeing you as you really are, not as they wish you, or you wish yourself, to be.”
Nicole Krauss, Great House

“They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it.”
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