Photograph By Felix Odell
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Norwegian author of the My Struggle series, received a large profile by Evan Hughes in The New Republic. Most exciting to our ears are the hints of a new book in the works:
Before I left, Knausgaard told me something unexpected. “I shouldn’t talk about this,” he said, shaking his head and smiling a little. In interviews, Knausgaard has insisted that he meant what he wrote in the last line of his series: that he is through writing novels. But he told me he is working on a new one. Amid all the turmoil over My Struggle, now he can “sit down and be somewhere else, do something else,” and that carries him forward. Influenced by Borges and Calvino, the new book will have elements of the fantastical, the otherworldly. It won’t be about his life at all.
Read the full profile here.