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International Literature Festival The Hague

Winternachten 2016

Thu 14 - Sunday 17 January 2016

Programme

In Conversation with Karl Ove Knausgård

Theater aan het Spui - Zaal 1
€ 15,- (UITpas: € 12,50; CJP/Studenten/Ooievaarspas: € 7,50). Combinatieticket met het aansluitende programma leesclub Karl Ove Knausgård: € 25,-

Karl Ove Knausgård (Norway, 1968) is a writer, translator and literary "rock star". His autobiographical novel cycle My Struggle (2009-2011) is a worldwide hit. In six hefty parts, Knausgård tells us about his life and his relationship with parents and friends. He doesn't spare his friends and family. The series was published in Dutch as Father (2012), Love (2012), Son (2013), Night (2013), Writer (2014) and Woman (2015). Gripped by Knausgård's autobiographical confessions, many fans and critics eagerly anticipated Woman. My Struggle is a declaration of love to the phenomenal ordinariness of life, but has also been described as "the battle between a bastard and a loving person, both named Karl Ove Knausgård". Stine Jensen (who for health reasons takes over from the earlier announced Wim Brands) interviews Knausgård about memory, the explanation for his worldwide success, and the question of what in the world he can still write after My Struggle. In English

Please note: a book-signing session takes place at 13:45, prior to the event! Afterwards, you can attend the Book Club, where two panellists make short presentations about Knausgård's work and the public is invited to share its thoughts. In Dutch