Past Event19 May 2018

An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgärd

No longer available

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Talks & ideas

Norwegian literary phenomenon Karl Ove Knausgård leapt to notice with his arresting cycle of six autobiographical novels My Struggle (Min Kamp), described by The Paris Review as “extreme in its candor, by turns earnest and satiric, attentive to the minutiae of postmodern family life”. His latest works are a contemplative four-volume series named after the seasons and inspired by the birth of his daughter; and Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game co-written with Fredrik Ekelund, about football and more. Knausgård is also an informed speaker on Edvard Munch and Dante, and the author of A Time for Everything. The book world’s man of the moment joins Paula Morris in conversation. 

Supported by Norwegian Literature Abroad. 


This year there are more options than ever to sustain you through the festival at BOX Café and Bar in Aotea Centre and at the Heartland Festival Room in Aotea Square, including:

 Sweet treats baked daily from local favourites Gingerbirds and the Pie Piper’s fabulous Doornuts donut range
The best hand-rolled bao buns in town from care of Judge Bao; and lush homemade crumpets from Kraken Crumpets
Added coffee cart locations will ensure you’re never too far from a caffeine hit.

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