Sunday, January 04, 2009

Per Petterson in "The Guardian"

From Per Petterson's interview by James Campbell in the Guardian:
"When I started Out Stealing Horses, I had no idea that the war would be in that book. Then some friction crept in - an unease between the two fathers. And I thought to myself: what can that be? Well, this is the 1940s. It has to be something about the war. Shit. I'll have to write about the war. Then I have to do research, and I hate research. Of course, now it seems that the war is essential to the story."
Read the complete interview.

See Ray Taras' reviews of Per Petterson's Out Stealing Horses and To Siberia.

--Marshal Zeringue