A Conversation With Norwegian Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard Jason Marck / WBEZ
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard Jason Marck / WBEZ

A Conversation With Norwegian Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-book magnum opus My Struggle has earned comparisons to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.

The autobiographical novel has been translated into dozens of languages and turned its author into an international literary sensation, but it’s not without controversy.

Knausgaard told his life story in detail without changing names and alienated many friends and family in the process. Jenn White talks to Knausgaard about his epic novel and what he might write next.