"Father Christmas" by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Excerpt from 'Winter') (penguin.co.uk). submitted 10 months ago by lookhomeward. Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of the epoch-defining My Struggle and the newly published Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game, discusses his work with... But it came out in Norwegian, in 2011, three years after Karl Ove Knausgaard began writing the first volume, in 2008.
The author of the six-volume autobiographical novel "My Struggle" and, most recently, "Autumn" steers clear of crime fiction: "I only read crime novels when I'm depressed, so I try to avoid them." When Karl Ove Knausgaard's epic of the quotidian works, it's majestic. When it's about Hitler, it's jaw-droppingly bad.