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Per Petterson


Norway (b.1952)

Per Petterson is a Norwegian novelist. Petterson's debut was Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (1987), a collection of short stories. He has since published a number of novels to good reviews. Petterson is a trained librarian. He has worked as a bookstore clerk, translator and literary critic before becoming a full-time writer. He cites Knut Hamsun and Raymond Carver among his influences. Petterson's works have been translated into almost 50 languages.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel winner (2007) : Out Stealing Horses