Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard


Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Times and Evening StandardKarl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in SkOne with his wife, four small children and a dog. He is watching football on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee and Argentina.Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach and watches matches with friends. Fredrik loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful football. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil.In Home and Away, two creative writers use football and the 2016 World Cup in Brazil to reflect on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. This engrossing book gives us insight into their lives and asks what does it mean to be at home in a globalised world?


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781784702359
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : November 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • : Paperback
  • : Nov-17
  • : English
  • : 796.334
  • : 432