Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award: for Seierherrene in 1991, and Frost in 2003, and in 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles.
Even by his high standards, his magnificent new novel The Unseen is Jacobsen's finest to date, as blunt as it is subtle and is easily among the best books I have ever read. - Irish Times.Roy Jacobsen at his very best . . . A fantastic novel. - Dagbladet.A modern masterpiece . . . A central novel in Norwegian literature. - Klassekampen.This is simply a beautiful and moving read . . . A master's hand turning the small into the great. - V.G.