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Per Petterson was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer and a bookseller. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the prizewinning novel Out Stealing Horses, which has been published in forty-nine languages and won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

If you like Per Petterson you might also like to read books by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Richard Ford and Julian Barnes.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Per Petterson

I Refuse by Per Petterson
I Refuse
Per Petterson
Estranged friends for 35 years meet accidentally on a bridge in Oslo. This extraordinary novel looks at the rest of that day set against their past friendship in the 60s and other points in their lives. Episodic, not in sequence,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
I Refuse by Per Petterson
I Refuse
Per Petterson
Estranged friends for 35 years meet accidentally on a bridge in Oslo. This extraordinary novel looks at the rest of that day set against their past friendship in the 60s and other points in their lives. Episodic, not in sequence,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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