Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun was born in Norway in 1859. Hunger was his first novel. He went on to write many works of fiction, including Mysteries, Pan and Victoria. He died in 1952, and since then a growing number of readers have been drawn to his work for its extraordinary qualities of insight and imagination.

Sverre Lyngstad has translated a number of Knut Hamun’s novels. He is the recipient of several awards and honours, including the St Olav Medal and the Knight’s Cross, First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. He died in 2011.



I will exile my thoughts if they think of you again, and I will rip my lips out if they say your name once more. Now if you do exist, I will tell you my final word in life or in death, I tell you goodbye

Hunger

Knut Hamsun