An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard

Date: 24/05/2014 Times: 5pm Prices: £8 Location: Norwich Playhouse

Hear from Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of Norway's most famous writers. Part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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Come and discover a breathtaking cycle of work billed as the greatest literary sensation in Norway in decades.

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle’ books have spurred a heated debate about the use of autobiographical elements in fiction. In addition to amazing reviews and several awards and nominations, his literary experiment has generated enormous interest amongst journalists, critics and readers alike.

Now the series of books are being translated and the debate continues. Hear him discuss his controversial, yet highly successful third book of the ‘My Struggle’ series, Boyhood Island and find out more about its fascinating characters. 

Knauusgaard will be joined by his translator Don Bartlett, and the evening will be hosted by Philip Langeskov. You’ll have the chance to pose your own questions and to get your books signed after the event. Don’t delay- book now to meet one of the newest and exciting voices in translated fiction.

About Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize, and his second novel, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. The ‘My Struggle’ cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears, and the first in the series, A Death in the Family, received the prestigious Brage Award. Karl’s cycle has been the greatest literary sensation in Norway in decades.

Read an interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard in the New Yorker.

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