“I don’t set out to be difficult.” Jenny Hval on horror fiction, black metal and her new novel Girls Against God


TO begin with, here are just a few of the things you will find in Jenny Hval’s new book Girls Against God: Norwegian black metal, Christian conformity, Edvard Munch, the idea of white as the colour of horror, the notion of art as a form of magic, witches, a demon made of spaghetti, menstrual blood, Ikea chairs, allen keys, God, natch (that may not need saying), a discussion on whether hardcore pornography is Catholic or Protestant (the books suggests the latter; “It has always seemed… “I don’t set out to be difficult.” Jenny Hval on horror fiction, black metal and her new novel Girls Against God