Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
It is strange that you exist, but you don't know anything about what the world looks like. It's strange that there is a first time to see the sky, a first time to see the sun, a first time to feel the air against one's skin. It's strange that there is a first time to see a face, a tree, a lamp, pyjamas, a shoe. In my life that almost never happens anymore. But soon it will. In just a few months, I will see you for the first time. The birth of Karl Ove Knausgaard's youngest daughter draws near. Prompted to see the world anew, he writes short pieces on everything from winter boots to the brain, describing to her the wonders of life. Winter is the second volume of the Seasons quartet, following on in time from Autumn and illustrated with exquisite watercolours by Swedish artist Lars Lerin.
"The author casts the world in a holy glow of surprise and compassion... A winningly interior journey into the most interior of seasons." * Starred Kirkus review *
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.Lars Lerin (Illustrator) Lars Lerin, born in Sweden, is considered to be Scandinavia's leading watercolourist, and his art is displayed in museums worldwide, including the Sandgrund museum, which is dedicated exclusively to his work. He has also published over fifty books, including Naturlora, winner of the 2014 August Prize. In 2016 he was honoured by the King of Sweden with the Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus.