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North & South - - Letters -

Nor­we­gian author Karl Ove K Knaus­gaard has the literati in a lather over My Strug­gle, his re­veal­ing six-vol­ume au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal novel – in­ten­tion­ally named af­ter Hitler’s Mein Kampf – and ad­mits feel­ing some­times that he’s made a “Faus­tian bar­gain”, by achiev­ing suc­cess at the cost of his re­la­tion­ships with friends and fam­ily. He fea­tures at the Auck­land Writ­ers Fes­ti­val ( May 15-20) along­side Lloyd Jones, Alex Miller, lead­ing neu­ro­sci­en­tist David Ea­gle­man, Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist Amy Gold­stein, Kiwi car­toon­ist Tom Scott, Kenyan No­bel con­tender Ngugi wa Thiong’o, New Yorker mu­sic critic Alex Ross, and many more.

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