Supriya Dravid is the former editor-in-chief of ELLE India. She is the current editor of AJIOLUXE, a soon to be launched luxury e-commerce portal by the Reliance Group. Her novel A Cool, Dark Place was published by Penguin Random House.
‘Nora’: Retelling A Doll's House
Merete Pryds Helle in conversation with Supriya Dravid
Merete Pryds Helle’s book, Nora, is a retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play A Doll's House, first staged in 1879. Translated into English by Stewe Claeson, the book explores Nora’s character, tracing her childhood dreams, aspirations and inquisitive nature. Lyrical and poignant, the story traverses Nora’s journey through Norway and Italy, and examines the deep impact her father and husband had on her psyche and on the way she viewed herself and the world. In conversation with Supriya Dravid, Pryds Helle discusses the trajectory of her writing and explores the nuances of a woman’s path to liberation and its reflection on the illusions of love and choice as illuminated in Nora.
Pryds Helle is one of Denmark’s most popular writers. Her debut was the short story collection Towards Another Calm. She is also the author of the award winning novel The Beauty of the People and its acclaimed sequel We Knew It All. Supriya Dravid is the former editor-in-chief of ELLE India. She is the current editor of AJIOLUXE and is the author of A Cool, Dark Place.