Petterson, Per

 The Gyldendal Prize 2012
 Nordic Council's Literary Prize 2009
 The Brage Prize 2000 & 2008
 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007
 One of the 5 Best Fiction Books of 2007, New York Times
 One of the 10 Best Fiction Books of 2007, Time Magazine
 A New York Library Book to Remember 2007
 Le Prix Mille Pages 2007
 Le Prix Litteraire Europeen Madeleine Zepter 2007
 The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006
 Critics' Prize 2003 & 2008
 Booksellers' Prize 2003 and 2012

Per Petterson (b 1952) worked for several years as an unskilled labourer, a bookseller, a writer and a translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short story collection ASKE I MUNNEN, SAND I SKOA, which was widely acclaimed by critics. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the prize-winning novel UT OG STJÆLE HESTER, which has been translated into more than 45 languages.

Click here for a brochure with sample translations and a presentation of Petterson's work.

Click here to read the jury's reasoning for awarding the Gyldendal Prize to Petterson.

 "It has to be said, on the evidence of these few novels, that Per Petterson is a profoundly gifted novelist"
  - RICHARD FORD

 "I was completely taken with Out Stealing Horses  from the very first page. I found it powerful yet so quietly done I could hear myself breathe and I finished with an exhalation of awe"
  - AMY TAN

Per Petterson Photographer: Finn Ståle Felberg

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2012 Jeg nekter I Refuse
American English Graywolf Press
British English Harvill Secker
Bulgarian Delakort
Danish Batzer
Dutch De Geus
Faeroese Nylendi
Finnish Otava
French Gallimard
German Carl Hanser
Hebrew Keter
Hungarian Scolar
Macedonian Ili-Ili
Romanian Univers
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian Slovart
Turkish Metis
2008 Jeg forbanner tidens elv I Curse the River of Time
Albanian Shkupi
American English Graywolf
Amharic Hohe/Qirtas
Arabic All Prints
Bosnian Connectum
British English Harvill Secker
Bulgarian Delakort
Catalan Club Editor
Czech Euromedia
Danish Batzer & Co
Dutch De Geus
Estonian Pegasus Publishers
Faeroese Forlaget Nylendí
Finnish Otava
French Gallimard
Georgian Blue Bird
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Hebrew Keter
Hungarian Scolar Kiadó
Italian Guanda
Latvian Zvaigzne
Macedonian ILI-ILI
Polish W.A.B.
Portuguese Casa das Letras
Romanian Univers
Russian Text
Serbian Geopoetika
Spanish Literatura Mondadori
Swedish Bonniers
Turkish Metis
2004 Månen over Porten The Moon over the Gate
British English Harvill Secker
Danish Batzer
2003 Ut og stjæle hester Out Stealing Horses
Albanian Shkupi
American English Graywolf
Amharic Fabula Art Promotion
Arabic Dar Al-Muna
Armenian Guitank Publishing
Azeri Qanun
Bosnian Connectum
Brazilian Portuguese Verus Editora
British English Harvill/Secker
Bulgarian Delakort
Chinese (complex) Aquarius
Chinese (simplified) Hunan Publishing House
Croatian Fidipid
Czech Euromedia
Danish Batzer & Co
Dutch De Geus
Estonian Pegasus
Faeroese Forlaget Nylendi
Finnish Otava
French Gallimard
Georgian Nectar Publishing
German Hanser Verlag
Greek Livanis
Hebrew Keter
Hindi Hindi Book Centre
Hungarian Scolar Kiadó
Icelandic Bjartur
Italian Ugo Guanda Editore
Japanese Hakusuisha
Korean Publishing Company Gasse
Kurdish Avesta
Latvian Zvaigzne
Lithuanian Tyto Alba
Macedonian Shkupi
Malayalam DC Books
Marathi A&A
Polish W.A.B
Portuguese Casa das Letras
Romanian Univers
Russian Text
Serbian Geopoetika
Slovakian SLOVART Publ.
Slovene Litera
Spanish Ediciones B
Swedish Bonniers
Tamil Kalachuvadu
Turkish Metis
Ukrainian Navchalna Knyha Bohdan
Urdu Rajkamal Prakashtan
2000 I kjølvannet In the Wake
Albanian Shkupi
American English Thomas Dunne
Arabic Ogarit Center
British English Harvill Secker
Bulgarian Delakort
Chinese (complex) Aquarius
Chinese (simplified) Hunan Publishing House
Danish Batzer & Co.
Dutch De Geus
Faeroese Nylendì
French Éditions Circé
Georgian Blue Bird
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Macedonian ILI-ILI
Romanian Pandora Publishing
Romanian Univers
Spanish Literatura Mondadori
1996 Til Sibir To Siberia
Albanian Shkupi
American English Graywolf
British English Harvill/Secker
Catalan Club Editor
Chinese (complex) Aquarius
Chinese (simplified) Hunan Publishing House
Croatian Fidipid
Czech Euromedia
Danish Batzer & Co
Dutch De Geus
Faeroese Nylendí
French Circé
Georgian Bluebird
German Carl Hanser Verlag
Hebrew Keter
Hindi Rajkamal Prakashtan
Italian Ugo Guanda Editore
Polish W.A.B.
Romanian Pandora
Russian Limbus
Slovene Litera
Spanish Literatura Mondadori
1992 Det er greit for meg It's Fine by Me
Albanian Shkupi
American English Graywolf
British English Harvill Secker
Danish Batzer & Co
Dutch De Geus
Georgian Blue Bird
German Carl Hanser
Romanian Univers
Russian Text
1989 Ekkoland Echoland
British English Harvill Secker
Danish Batzer & Co
1987 Aske i munnen, sand i skoa Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
American English Graywolf
British English Harvill Secker
Danish Batzer & Co

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