On my radar: Karl Ove Knausgaard's cultural highlights

Spy novels, Swedish art and the Russian obsession with immortality feature on the Norwegian literary heavyweight’s cultural hitlist

Karl Ove Knausgaard is a Norwegian author, born in 1968, who lives in London and Sweden. He gained worldwide fame, and notoriety, with his six-volume series of autobiographical novels entitled My Struggle (or Min Kamp in Norwegian), which dissected his life and relationships in often merciless detail. The Wall Street Journal described him as “one of the 21st-century’s greatest literary sensations”. He is also the author of the Seasons Quartet and, most recently, the essay collection (translated by Martin Aitken) In the Land of the Cyclops (Harvill Secker).

Continue reading...


An Immense World by Ed Yong review – the astonishing ways in which animals experience our planet

This magnificent book reveals the strange and mysterious ways that creatures sense their surrounding...

Read More >

Rumaan Alam: ‘Our cultural response to a crisis was to go shopping’

The author of the apocalyptic novel Leave the World Behind reflects on its parallels with the Covid ...

Read More >

George Saunders: 'These trenches we're in are so deep'

The Booker-winning author on what Russian short stories can teach us, late-life realisations and why...

Read More >