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 50 languages.
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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
"Undoubtedly one of the major Nordic authors of our time"
Selected bibliography & translations
|Year||Norwegian title||English Title||Rights sold to||Foreign publisher|
|2012||Jeg nekter||I Refuse||
|2008||Jeg forbanner tidens elv||I Curse the River of Time||
|2004||Månen over Porten||The Moon over the Gate||
|2003||Ut og stjæle hester||Out Stealing Horses||
|2000||I kjølvannet||In the Wake||
|1996||Til Sibir||To Siberia||
|1992||Det er greit for meg||It's Fine by Me||
|1987||Aske i munnen, sand i skoa||Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes||
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