Pedro Carmona-Alvarez

The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On

Og været skiftet og det ble sommer og så videre

He is from New Jersey. She is from Oslo. They meet in New York in the late 1950s. They fall in love. They get married and move to Asbury Park.
They have two daughters who are killed in an accident a few years later.
Life grows dark. In 1967 they move to Norway. The next year they have another daughter, Marita.

The Weather Changed, Summer Came and so on is a short novel about big themes – about love, loss and estrangement, about being rootless, about living a tragedy and growing up in death’s shadows.

Winner of the P2-listeners’ Novel Prize 2012
Longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

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“Shattering grief, a young person’s ability to manage everything and the power of the feeling of alienation. Pedro Carmona-Alvarez’ novel The weather changed, summer came and so on has all of this. It is also a great success.”


“The novel is a study of grief and its impact on the human beings it tears apart and wears down − the result is heartbreakingly superb.”

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Photo: Eva Lene Gilje Østensen

Pedro Carmona-Alvarez, born in Chile, now lives in Bergen. He debuted with the poetry collection Heroes in 1997. Along with poetry his literary production includes three novels and a collection of essays.
Carmona-Alvarez was also the editor of Signaler (2003-2009) and of a poetry anthology, which was awarded the Norwegian critics’ prize for best translation in 2010. He has also received the Cappelen prize (2004), the prestigious Hunger Prize (2005) and the Norwegian poetry society’s prize (2005).