GRUNDTVIG ER DØD – LITTLE HINTS
By Laura Ringo
The spring of 2019 Petra returns as a teacher at folk high school, ten years after she was a student at the school’s creative writing program. When Petra was a student she had Frank Storm Kristensen, a well renowned author, as a teacher who encouraged the students to be wild and brave when they wrote, who smoked a pipe during the lessons and was lousy at handling the copier. Back then Petra thought he was a strict teacher who asked annoying questions. But pretty fuckable. When she returns as a writing teacher Frank has become headmaster. He has abolished the folk high school song at Nyord and declared Grundtvig (one of Denmark’s greatest psalm poets) dead. But he doesn’t get less fuckable from that.
Petra would rather be an author, but after her first book was published she has lost her writing spirit. It’s a mess. It’s also a bit of a mess that the latest big poet star Frej Thorvaldsen has been hired by the folk high school, because he can write easily – and win prizes.
The novel Little Hints by the author Laura Ringo is a black comedy about power, desire and unfulfilled ambitions in a folk high school bubble far away from reality.