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Karl Ove Knausgaard Named 2017 Laureate for Jerusalem Prize in Literature

This year’s Jerusalem Prize for literature will be awarded to the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard, who is known chiefly for My Struggle, a six-book series of autobiographical novels.

The prize is awarded every two years to a writer whose work, according to the website of the Jerusalem International Book Fair, best expresses and promotes the idea of “freedom of the individual in society.”

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