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Per Petterson

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Per Petterson

Per Petterson (b. 1952) worked for several years as an unskilled laborer, bookseller, writer, and translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short story collection Aske i munnen, sand i skoa. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the prize-winning novel Ut og stjæle hester. The novel received the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize and The Critics Prize the same year. Petterson shared the 2006 Independent of London Foreign Fiction Prize with his translator, Anne Born, for Out Stealing Horses.

Articles by Per Petterson

from “Out Stealing Horses”
By Per Petterson
We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and one of the first days of July.…
Translated from Norwegian by Anne Born
Today You Must Pray to God
By Per Petterson
One morning the teacher came in for the first class, sat down heavily on the chair behind his desk, looked around the room, and said:“Today you must pray to God, for today a nuclear war will probably…
Translated from Norwegian by Anne Born