Karl Ove Knausgård


Born
in Oslo, Norway
December 06, 1968

Genre

Influences


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 then went on to write six autobiographical novels, titled My Struggle (Min Kamp), which have become a publication phenomenon in his native Norway as well as the world over.
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Average rating: 4.14 · 86,425 ratings · 8,441 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
Min kamp 1 (Min kamp #1)

4.08 avg rating — 31,240 ratings — published 2009 — 107 editions
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Min kamp 2 (Min kamp #2)

4.32 avg rating — 14,954 ratings — published 2009 — 84 editions
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Min kamp 3 (Min kamp #3)

4.18 avg rating — 9,447 ratings — published 2009 — 69 editions
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Min kamp 4 (Min kamp #4)

4.20 avg rating — 7,714 ratings — published 2010 — 65 editions
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Min kamp 5 (Min kamp #5)

4.40 avg rating — 6,185 ratings — published 2010 — 61 editions
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Autumn

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3.72 avg rating — 4,003 ratings — published 2015 — 34 editions
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Min kamp 6 (Min kamp #6)

4.12 avg rating — 3,212 ratings — published 2011 — 48 editions
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A Time for Everything

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4.07 avg rating — 1,239 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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Om våren (Årstidsencykloped...

4.34 avg rating — 1,987 ratings — published 2016 — 32 editions
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Om vinteren (Årstidsencyklo...

3.84 avg rating — 1,811 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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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

“I have always had a great need for solitude. I require huge swathes of loneliness and when I do not have it, which has been the case for the last five years, my frustration can sometimes become almost panicked, or aggressive.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle: Book 1

“I do not want anyone to get close to me, I do not want anyone to see me, and this is the way things have developed: no one gets close and no one sees me.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle: Book 1

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