Lars Saabye Christensen in Conversation

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A jewel of modern Norwegian literature with one of Scandinavia's finest storytellers

Best-known in the UK for his bestselling novel The Half Brother, Norway’s Lars Saabye Christensen speaks to Paul Binding in a rare UK appearance about his latest novel in translation, Echoes of the City, which traces an Oslo community’s slow recovery from a period of crippling austerity following World War Two.

Lars Saabye Christensen has published a number of novels, poetry and short story collections, his breakthrough coming in 1984 with Beatles, still one of Norway's bestselling books. He received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for The Half Brother in 2001. He has also received the Riverton Prize, the Critics' Prize, the Brage Prize, the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, the Dobloug Prize and the Norwegian Reader's Prize. His novels have now been published in 36 countries.

Paul Binding is a novelist, critic, poet and cultural historian with a close association with Scandinavian literature and culture. His novels include Harmonica’s Bridegroom (1984), Kingfisher Weather (1989); My Cousin the Writer (2006), chosen as book of the year by Francis King and deemed a ‘masterpiece’ by the Spectator and After Brock (2012). Non fiction includes Lorca: The Gay Imagination (1985), Eudora Welty: Portrait of a Writer (1994) and Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness (2014)

Lars Saabye Christensen © Magnus Stivi


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