LARS SAABYE CHRISTENSEN has published a number of novels, poetry and short story collections, his breakthrough coming in 1984 with Beatles, one of Norway's bestselling books still. He received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for The Half Brother in 2001. He has also received the Riverton Prize, the Critics' Prize, the Brage Prize, the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, the Dobloug Prize and the Norwegian Reader's Prize. His novels have now been published in 36 countries.
A portrait formulated with the poetic melancholy, so typical to Saabye Christensen when he is at his best. - DagbladetLars Saabye Christensen at the height of his powers. - N.R.K.The kind of novel that does not shout loudly, but is borne along by fine characterisation and wisdom disguised as sparkling gold grains, consolidating Lars Saabye Christensen's position as Oslo's premier home-town poet - Dagsavisen