Karl Ove Knausgård (Norwegian: [kɑːl ˈûːvə ˈknæ̂ʉsɡoːr]; born 6 December 1968) is a Norwegian author. He became known worldwide for six autobiographical novels, titled My Struggle (Min Kamp).Since the completion of the My Struggle series in 2011, he has also published an autobiographical series entitled The Seasons Quartet, as well as critical work on the art of Edvard Munch. He has won the 2009 Brage Prize, 2017 Jerusalem Prize, and 2019 Swedish Academy Nordic Prize. Born in Oslo, Knausgård was raised on Tromøya in Arendal and in Kristiansand, and studied arts and literature at the University of Bergen. He then held various jobs, including teaching high school in northern Norway, selling cassettes, working in a psychiatric hospital and on an oil platform, while trying to become a writer. He eventually moved to Stockholm and published his first novel in 1998.
Birthday1968-12-06 (54 years old)
Place of birthOslo, Norway
RelationshipsLinda Boström Knausgård (2007-01-01 - 2016-01-01)
AwardsBrage Award for Fiction, Bjornson scholarship, Aust-Agder County Culture Award, Rhinos Price, Gyldendal prize, Norwegian P2 listener's literature award, Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Jerusalem Prize, Swedish Academy Nordic Prize
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