Murmrr & Community Bookstore Present
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Maggie Nelson
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. His debut novel Out of the World won the Norwegian Critics Prize in 2004 and his A Time for Everything was a finalist for the Nordic Council Prize. My Struggle is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Knausgaard writes regularly for The New York Times Magazine. In 2010, he co-founded the Norwegian independent publishing house Pelikanen.
Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts (2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Bluets (2009; named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years), The Red Parts (2007; reissued 2016), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007) and Jane: A Murder (2005; finalist for the PEN/ Martha Albrand Art of the Memoir). She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
$25.00 - $55.00
Murmrr Lit is thrilled to welcome world-renowned author Karl Ove Knausgaard on September 26 for a reading in support of the much-anticipated last installment of his My Struggle series. Book Six from the Norwegian writer covers the complicated emotional terrain of his fame, the experience of publishing his earlier volumes, and his profound marital crisis, and finally contemplates the Mein Kampf connection to the title and the current global trend toward authoritarianism. This is a rare opportunity to see an author whose success is both controversial and undeniable. Knausgaard's reading with be followed by a conversation with an interviewer, to be announced.