Monday, July 2, 2018

Four books that changed Alison Booth

Alison Booth is an academic economist at the Australia National University as well as a bestselling novelist. One of four books that changed the writer, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Per Petterson

Out Stealing Horses (translated into English by Anne Born) is a poignant novel that spans half a century, from the time of German occupation of Norway early in World War II. I love short novels (clearly Patrick White is an exception), and greatly admire how Per Petterson tells his story – with its profound insights about the legacy of the past on the present in such parsimonious and beautiful prose.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Out Stealing Horses is among Dea Brøvig's top ten Norwegian books available in English translation, a top ten list of books written by librarians, and the 20 most loaned books in Norway's libraries in 2008.

Read Ray Taras' review of Out Stealing Horses.

--Marshal Zeringue