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LIVE from the NYPL: Per Petterson

April 24, 2015

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To celebrate the American publication of his novel I Refuse, acclaimed Norwegian author Per Peterson discusses friendship, fiction, and the passage of time.

PER PETTERSON is the author of seven novels, including Out Stealing Horses, I Curse the River of Time, It’s Fine By Me, In the Wake, and To Siberia. His best-selling novel Out Stealing Horses has been translated into 50 languages and won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the largest international prize for a work of fiction written in any language and published in English, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Out Stealing Horses was also named a Best Book of 2007 by The New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications. He has also received the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the Norwegian Critics Prize, and the Brage Prize, among other awards. Petterson was born in Oslo and lives in Norway.

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