Karl Ove Knausgaard in conversation
Almost ten years ago Knausgaard embarked on a huge project: a first person narrative about his life. My Struggle ran to six volumes and became a literary sensation in his native Norway, selling an unprecedented half a million copies in a nation of 5 million.
These deeply exposing books have been heralded as some of the finest works of a generation, admired by writers including Jeffrey Eugenides and Rachel Cusk (Zadie Smith has described needing them “like crack”) and earning comparisons to Proust.
As the eagerly awaited final book is published in English for the first time, he will look back on this extraordinary literary achievement.