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Norwegian author launches in New York. Norway’s Karl Ove Knausgård has launched the third book of his Min Kamp (My Struggle) series in the United States of America. Knausgård, who won the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1998 with his debut novel Out of the World, is frequently compared to Marcel Proust, according to The Economist. There were three events in New York for the launch of the book. Wednesday 4th June saw American author Nicole Krauss conversing with him in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Norwegian author launches in New York

Published on Tuesday, 10th June, 2014 at 07:41 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last Updated on 10th June 2014 at 17:04.

Norway’s Karl Ove Knausgård has launched the third book of his Min Kamp (My Struggle) series in the United States of America.

Karl Ove Knausgård (2010)
The Norwegian author's books have been described by British author Zadie Smith as crack cocaine.Karl Ove Knausgård (2010)
Photo: Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


Knausgård, who won the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1998 with his debut novel Out of the World, is frequently compared to Marcel Proust, according to The Economist.

There were three events in New York for the launch of the book. Wednesday 4th June saw American author Nicole Krauss conversing with him in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Thursday night was reserved for the McNally Jackson bookstore in SoHo, Manhattan, and for conversation with British author Zadie Smith. Author Jeffrey Eugenides was present in conversation with the Norwegian writer at the event held at the New York Public library on Friday.

The launch in New York saw “more people than in Oslo in 2009” when the original book was released, Karl Ove Knausgård said to Norwegian publication Dagsavisen. People had started queuing two hours prior to the event in SoHo.

Participating in the event on Thursday was British author Zadie Smith and Knausgård, who literary critic James Wood has described as the “two greatest writers of our time”.

In praise of Knausgård’s series, Nicole Krauss told the New York Times that having read the first book of the series without expectations, she was“absolutely stunned” by its candor and pacing, which both felt “reckless”. Zadie Smith said the Min Kamp series were addictive, like crack cocaine, Dagsavisen reported.




Published on Tuesday, 10th June, 2014 at 07:41 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last updated on 10th June 2014 at 17:04.

This post has the following tags: books, knausgard, norway.





  
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