Hilde Susan Jaegtnes' poetic universe has been described as "a roller-coaster designed by Salvador Dali" with its surrealist, sexual, playful, disturbing and imaginative features. An anonymous blogger reported that reading her poetry felt "like going to bed with a wild sea otter". Through her writing, which she sees as an inevitable continuation of modernism in the tradition of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Knut Hamsun and David Lynch, Jaegtnes is intent to prove that fantasies are key to understanding the course of history, and that so-called psychological realism is an overrated illusion.
Hilde Susan Jaegtnes is a screenwriter, poet and novelist based in Oslo, Norway with an M.F.A. degree in screenwriting from USC, Los Angeles. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1973, and has since lived in Norway, Iceland, England, Key West, Switzerland, Honduras and California. Several of her screenplays have been produced, and her published literary works in Norway include the poetry collection "Det er noen som lyver" ("Someone must be lying"), the flash fiction collection "Minner nytes best alene i storm" ("Memories should be savored alone during storms") and the novel "Styggskrift" ("Ugly Writing"). Jaegtnes is proud to call herself a previous member of the American performance band Borts Minorts, and once turned up at a slutty-themed Halloween party dressed as her favorite federalist, Alexander Hamilton.