Time: 21:00 - 21:45
Location: Olav H. Hauge
Price: 160/80 (student)
In-depth conversation with Jan Kjærstad
With a rich and varied output, Kjærstad has long been present with a strong voice in Norwegian contemporary literature.
He writes poetically, critically, experimentally and encyclopaedically on people, art, religion and political tensions, growing up in Oslo, and historical changes. Published in 2021, En tid for å leve is about the value of meeting and about interwoven lives.
While the novel form occupies a key place in Kjærstad’s work, he also writes short stories and children’s books and has been an important voice in literary debate as an essayist and editor of Vinduet. With his trilogy about Jonas Wergeland, he attracted international attention in the 1990s. After receiving the Critics’ Prize for Homo Falsus in 1984 and the Aschehoug Prize in 1993, Kjærstad won the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2001 for Oppdageren.
Meet him in conversation with critic and editor Kaja Schjerven Mollerin.
The event will be in Norwegian.