19.03.2013 - Karl Ove Knausgård

On March 19th the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård (1968) will come to BorderKitchen to talk about (the Dutch translation of) his novel Min kamp. Tredje bok from the My Struggle series. At Theater aan het Spui he will be interviewed by Herman Koch. My Struggle is one of the greatest literary projects ever in Norway, earning Knausgård the status of a rock star.

At BorderKitchen Norse author Karl Ove Knausgård will talk about his novelTredje bok, the third volume of a total of six autobiographical novels. In this series he describes his life in very raw, and very great detail. The title of all six books is My StruggleMin kamp in Norwegian: a controversial umbrella title that caused quite a commotion. In the three years the six books were published, Karl Ove Knausgård reached the status of a rock star in Norway. After the publication of the Dutch translation of A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven in 2010, part one and two of My Struggle were published in Dutch. Part one, A Death in the Family, focuses on the difficult relationship with his father, and part two, A Man in Love, is the story of the author falling in love with his wife and the effect the daily reality has on it. The third volume is a relentless reflection on Knausgård as a child. A child that shows vulnerability, but also has a calculative and manipulative side…

Interviewer Herman Koch is a television producer (Jiskefet) and novelist (The Dinner among others).

Musician and artist Melle de Boer will play a short set at this BorderKitchen. Melle is known for his bands Smutfish and John Dear Mowing Club, and the musical collaboration with Henk Koorn of Hallo Venray.