The final installment in the long-awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series.
The full scope and achievement of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental work is evident in this final installment of his My Struggle series. Grappling directly with the consequences of Knausgaard’s transgressive blurring of public and private, Book 6 is a troubling and engrossing look into the mind of one of the most exciting artists of our time. Knausgaard includes a long essay on Hitler and Mein Kampf, particularly relevant (if not prescient) in our current global climate of ascending dictatorships.
Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. His debut novel, Out of This World, won the Norwegian Critics’ Prize in 2004 and his A Time for Everything was a finalist for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. For My Struggle: Book 1, Knausgaard received the Brage Award in 2009, the 2010 Book of the Year Prize in Morgenbladet, and the P2 Listeners’ Prize. My Struggle: Book 1 was a New Yorker Book of the Year and Book 2was listed among The Wall Street Journal’s 2013 Books of the Year. My Struggle is a New York Times bestsellerand has been translated into more than fifteen languages. In 2010, Knausgaard cofounded the independent publishing house Pelikanen, based in Stavanger. He lives in Sweden with his wife and four children.
Don Bartlett has translated novels by many Danish and Norwegian authors, among them Jo Nesbo, Roy Jacobsen, Lars Saabye Christensen, and Per Petterson. He lives with his family in Norfolk, England. Martin Aitken is the acclaimed translator of numerous Danish and Norwegian novels including works by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Peter Hoeg, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Pia Juul, and his translations of short stories and poetry have appeared in many literary journals and magazines. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Translation Prize.