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Home and Away
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Karl Ove Knausgaard and fellow writer Fredrik Ekelund kick around thoughts and ideas on football, life, art and politics

About the Author

Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) Karl Ove Knausgaard?s first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics Prize and his second, A Time for Everything, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world.Fredrik Ekelund (Author) Fredrik Ekelund is a Swedish novelist, playwright and translator. He won the Fackf reningsr relsens Ivar Lo Prize in 2009 for his novel M/S Tiden, hailed as 'the year?s best Swedish novel? by Svenska Dagbladet. He has played as a striker in the Swedish authors? national football team.

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"[It is] fascinating, insightful... Engrossing." -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times *
"Home and Away is deeply intelligent, enjoyable and sometimes funny." -- Simon Kuper * Financial Times, Book of the Year *
"An entirely engrossing exchange of ideas, affection and memory... [A] genuinely engaging two-hander of real affection and insight." -- Barney Ronay * Literary Review *
"Knausgaard is a writer with an astonishing ability to elevate the prosaic... As a reading experience, Home and Away is diverting, indulgent and stealthily enjoyable. Just as it probably was to write." * Esquire, Book of the Year *
"At its core, Home and Away is a story about two men doing what they can to keep a friendship afloat, even from continents away." * New Yorker *
"For a book which, at heart, is no more than two friends chatting about football, there is a lot to like." * The Economist *

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