Jostein Gaarder


Born
in Oslo, Norway
August 08, 1952

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Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories, and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often uses meta-fiction in his works, writing stories within stories.

Gaarder was born into a pedagogical family. His best known work is the novel Sophie's World, subtitled "A Novel about the History of Philosophy." This popular work has been translated into fifty-three languages; there are over thirty million copies in print, with three million copies sold in Germany alone.

In 1997, he established the Sophie Prize together with his wife Siri Dannevig. This prize is an international environment and development prize (USD 100,000
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Sophie's World

3.94 avg rating — 216,339 ratings — published 1991 — 145 editions
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The Solitaire Mystery

4.17 avg rating — 22,473 ratings — published 1990 — 123 editions
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The Orange Girl

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Through a Glass, Darkly

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The Christmas Mystery

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Maya

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The Ringmaster's Daughter

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Vita Brevis: A Letter to St...

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3.68 avg rating — 4,059 ratings — published 1996 — 55 editions
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مرحبا... هل من أحد هناك؟

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“Wisest is she who knows she does not know.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

“How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

“It's not a silly question if you can't answer it.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

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