I think of the four elder statesmen of Norwegian letters as a bit like the Beatles: Per Petterson is the solid, always dependable Ringo; Dag Solstad is John, the experimentalist, the ideas man; Karl Ove Knausgaard is Paul, the cute one; and Fosse is George, the quiet one, mystical, spiritual, probably the best craftsman of them all.
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“There’s something magical about it,” says Atwood. “It’s like Sleeping Beauty. The texts are going to slumber for 100 years and then they’ll wake up, come to life again. It’s a fairytale length of time. She slept for 100 years.”
Margaret Atwood delivers her new novel, Scribbler Moon, to the wood-lined Future Library in Norway where it will slumber for 100 years, before being shared with the world....more
Margaret Atwood’s next book won’t be published for a hundred years. The Future Library project is collecting a hundred manuscripts to be released in the year 2114 with Atwood’s manuscript the first to be added to the collection. Earlier this year, 1,000 trees were planted that will eventually be harvested to publish the books collected by the project....more
It is too late to shield himself. For all the success of My Struggle, Knausgaard speaks of its impact with more regret than pride.
Thousands of people in Oslo, Norway are mourning the loss of the 76 victims of anti-immigration extremist, Anders Behring Breivik’s shocking attacks last week.
His plans were carefully delineated in a 1,500 page manifesto called, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” in which he reveals his targeting of writers, journalists and literature professors....more
The death toll as of this writing is 91. According to The Guardian’s live coverage, “Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre has said some of those killed on Utøya probably died from drowning as well as from gunshot wounds.”
In a piece excoriating the Washington Post and Jennifer Rubin for their (as yet) uncorrected assumption that al Qaeda was behind the attack in Norway, The Atlantic’s James Fallows notes that per capita, Norway lost twice the number of people the US did from the September 11, 2001 attacks....more