Karl Ove Knausgård





Karl Ove Knausgård

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in Oslo, Norway
December 06, 1968

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Nominated to the 2004 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize & awarded the 2004 Norwegian Critics’ Prize.

Karl Ove Knausgård (b 1968) made his literary debut in 1998 with the widely acclaimed novel OUT OF THE WORLD, which was a great critical and commercial success and won him, as the first debut novel ever, The Norwegian Critics' Prize. He has since received several literary prizes for his books.


Average rating: 4.16 · 12,761 ratings · 1,520 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
Min kamp 1 (Min kamp, #1)
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,716 ratings — published 2009 — 62 editions
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Min kamp 2 (Min kamp, #2)
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 2,702 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Min kamp 3 (Min kamp, #3)
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,365 ratings — published 2008
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Min kamp 4 (Min kamp, #4)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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Min kamp 5 (Min kamp, #5)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 469 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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A Time for Everything
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2004 — 19 editions
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Min kamp 6 (Min kamp, #6)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Ute av verden
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Sjelens Amerika
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Boyhood Island - Free Digit...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014
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“For the heart, life is simple: it beats for as long as it can. Then it stops.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, Min kamp 1

“And it's a disquieting thought that not even the past is done with, even that continues to change, as if in reality there is only one time, for everything, one time for every purpose under heaven. One single second, one single landscape, in which what happens activates and deactivates what has already happened in endless chain reactions, like the processes that take place in the brain, perhaps, where cells suddenly bloom and die away, all according to the way the winds of consciousness are blowing.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, A Time for Everything

“Now I saw his lifeless state. And that there was no longer any difference between what once had been my father and the table he was lying on, or the floor on which the table stood, or the wall socket beneath the window, or the cable running to the lamp beside him. For humans are merely one form among many, which the world produces over and over again, not only in everything that lives but also in everything that does not live, drawn in sand, stone, and water. And death, which I have always regarded as the greatest dimension of life, dark, compelling, was no more than a pipe that springs a leak, a branch that cracks in the wind, a jacket that slips off a clothes hanger and falls to the floor.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, Min kamp 1

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