Carl Frode Tiller's acclaimed novel ENCIRCLEMENT 2 is nominated to this year's Nordic Council's Prize for Literature. This award, worth 350,000 Danish kroner, is the most prestigious literary prize in the Nordic countries, and previous winners include Per Petterson, Dag Solstad and Jan Kjærstad. The winner is announced April 12 2011.
My Struggle - First Book has been awarded the 2010 P2 Listeners' Prize. This is the first time ever that an author has received this prize twice; Karl Ove Knausgård also won for A Time To Every Purpose Under Heaven (2004). This is the third prize for Knausgård's ambitious six-novel project.
Novelist and playwright Arne Lygre has won the Mads Wiel Nygaard Endowment for 2009. Kjersti Vik has won the Aschehoug Debutant Grant 2009.
Little more than a week after winning the prestigious Brage Prize, Karl Ove Knausgård has been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize for his novel My Struggle - First Book .
Dag Solstad, Carl Frode Tiller, Karl Ove Knausgård and Anne B. Ragde also make the top 10 of VG's prestigious list.
The Brage award is the biggest and most prestigious Norwegian book award. In addition to Karl Ove Knausgård's nomination for My Struggle – First Book in the category best work of fiction, Ingrid Storholmen is nominated for Chernobyl Stories . In the category best children’s book, Bjørn Sortland and Hilde Kramer are nominated for What the Heart Remembers . In the category best work of non-fiction, Helge Ryggvik is nominated for To the Last Drop. The Political Economy of Oil.
Per Petterson's I Curse the River of Time is number one on Südwestrundfunk's renowned "Bestenliste" for October, where literary critics list the books they want German readers to be aware of.
Knausgård’s hugely anticipated third novel, My Struggle - First Book , has received excellent reviews by the Norwegian press. The first of a total of six novels, it examines the writer Karl Ove Knausgård’s struggle to master life, himself and his own literary ambitions.