Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics Prize and his second, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world.Fredrik Ekelund (Author) Fredrik Ekelund is a Swedish novelist, playwright and translator. He won the Fackforeningsrorelsens Ivar Lo Prize in 2009 for his novel M/S Tiden, hailed as 'the year's best Swedish novel' by Svenska Dagbladet. He has played as a striker in the Swedish authors' national football team.
[It is] fascinating, insightful... Engrossing. -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times * At its core, Home and Away is a story about two men doing what they can to keep a friendship afloat, even from continents away. * New Yorker * An entirely engrossing exchange of ideas, affection and memory... [A] genuinely engaging two-hander of real affection and insight. -- Barney Ronay * Literary Review * Knausgaard is a writer with an astonishing ability to elevate the prosaic... As a reading experience, Home and Away is diverting, indulgent and stealthily enjoyable. Just as it probably was to write. * Esquire, Book of the Year * For a book which, at heart, is no more than two friends chatting about football, there is a lot to like. * The Economist *