A reading and Q&A at New York University with Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of 'My Struggle'.
Thursday, May 3, 2 p.m.
A reading and Q&A with Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of 'My Struggle'
New York University, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Av., NYC
subway: West 4th [A/B/C/D/F/M], Astor Place 
The acclaimed Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard is in the US for the release of 'My Struggle. Book One', the first novel in a cycle of six. Also, Knausgaard have been invited to partake in the PEN World Voices Festival (April 26-May 2), the largest celebration of international literature in the United States.
The six novels of the My Struggle cycle can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. This breathtaking cycle has been the greatest literary sensation in Norway in decades, and the total print run has passed 400.000 copies for the first 5 volumes. The books have spurred a heated literary debate about the use of autobiographical elements in fiction, and about literary criticism in general. In addition to amazing reviews and several awards and nominations, this fascinating literary experiment has generated an enormous interest among journalists, critics and readers, resulting in hundreds of articles, commentaries, essays, blog posts and discussions.