Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top ten Norwegian books available in English translation

Dea Brøvig is the author of The Last Boat Home.

One of her top ten Norwegian books available in English translation, as shared at the Guardian:
Hunger by Knut Hamsun (translated by Sverre Lyngstad)

Norwegians have never forgiven Knut Hamsun his politics, but his work earned him the Nobel prize in literature in 1920 and established him as one of the country's most important authors. Published in 1890 and hailed by many as an early example of modernism, Hunger follows the trials of a destitute writer who wanders the streets of Kristiania, his thoughts shifting between lucidity and daydream as starvation gnaws away at his sanity. Uncomfortable but essential reading.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Hunger is one of Jo Nesbø's seven favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue