A while ago, I wrote about A Death in the Family, the first of Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six volume autobiographical novels. Since then, Knausgaard’s books have sold in bucket loads both in the U.K. and abroad.
Pretty much every broadsheet newspaper with an interest in literature has had Knausgaard plastered all over the front page of their culture section. His books continue to fascinate, although, they are clearly a love it or hate it proposition. I was engrossed by his writing. Are they something for you? Today’s interview in The Observer, discussing the fourth volume, Dancing in the Dark, will give you an excellent feel for the writing of this truly eccentric author.