A portrait formulated with the poetic melancholy so typical of Saabye Christensen at his best.
Lars Saabye Christensen at the height of his powers.
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
Lars Saabye Christensen in conversation with Georgina Godwin at the British Library
7th Oct 2019 7:15 pm
Best-known in the UK for his bestselling novel The Half Brother, Norway's Lars Saabye Christensen speaks to Georgina Godwin in a rare UK appearance about his latest novel in translation, Echoes of the City, which traces an Oslo community's slow recovery from a period of crippling austerity following World War Two.
Echoes of the City at Free Word
8th Oct 2019 7:00 pm
In this current moment of global austerity, what can we learn from past stories of the cities, communities and families that have rebuilt themselves following economic instability? Join us for an intimate conversation with Lars Saabye Christensen, one of Scandinavia's most celebrated storytellers, Akil Scafe-Smith of RESOLVE, the interdisciplinary design collective behind our new season…