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Per Petterson

Norwegian author of Out Stealing Horses takes questions from a rapt audience on his award-winning tale.

This month World Book Club comes to a surprisingly sunny Oslo as part of our mini Norwegian season to talk to one of the country’s most feted novelists Per Petterson, about his phenomenally successful novel Out Stealing Horses.

Per will be answering questions from a rapt audience here in the elegant canteen of his publishers about his poignant, compelling multi-award-winning tale.

Through passages of often achingly beautiful prose Out Stealing Horses explores universal themes of isolation, loss of innocence, paternal love and sexual passion and the unexpected betrayals that can follow in their wake.

Photo: Per Petterson by Tom Martinsen)

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55 minutes

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Harriett Gilbert with Per Petterson outside the Tronsmo bookshop.

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