Karl Ove Knausgård Named 2017 Laureate for Jerusalem Prize in Literature

Distinguished Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgård attending the Jerusalem International Book Fair 2017 to receive the prize at the opening, June 11th.

Karl Ove Knausgård is best known for his autobiographical series of six novels "My Struggle". The books cover his private life and thoughts, and unleashed a media frenzy upon their release, with journalists attempting to track down the mentioned members of his family. The series has sold half a million copies in Norway alone and has been published in 22 languages. For more about Knausgård's participation at Jerusalem International Book Fair, read here.

Read Karl Ove Knausgård's acceptance speech at the reception ceremony in Jerusalem here