Per Petterson, winner of the Norwegian Critics Award and the Booksellers’ Best Book of the Year Award, was born in 1952 and was a librarian and bookseller before he published his first work, a volume of short stories, in 1987. Since then he has written a book of essays and five novels that have established his reputation as one of Norway’s best fiction writers. 'To Siberia' and 'In the Wake' (which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2004) are also published by Harvill in English translation.
At the Book Festival, two remarkable, contrasting writers from northern and southern hemispheres – Norway and Argentina, will draw our attention to to little known communities in a captivating and emotive style. Renowned filmmaker and author Edgardo Cozarinksy fuses cultures in his atmospheric work. The Moldavian Pimp evokes Jewish immigrants to Buenos Aires in the early years of last century. Per Petterson's novel, 'Out Stealing Horses', which was published in the UK in November last year, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006.
To read reviews of Per Petterson’s 'Out Stealing Horses', please click here.
Date: 18 August
Place: Peppers Theatre, Edinburgh Book Festival (Charlotte Square)
Tickets: 7 £ (5 £ concession rate)
More information: http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/