Lars Saabye Christensen

Norwegian prose writer, poet, playwright and scriptwriter
Lars Saabye Christensen

(born in 1953) – Norwegian prose writer, poet, playwright and scriptwriter. He debuted in 1976 with a collection of poems Historien om Gly. His first novel, The Beatles (1984, released in Poland in 2016), turned out to be a breakthrough in his career. In Norway, it was a best-selling book, which won the title of the most important book of the last 25 years in the poll organised by the Dagbladet daily. For his next famous book, Halvbroren / Półbrat (2001, Polish edition released in 2004) received the Booksellers’ Award and the Nordic Council Literary Award. In 2006, Harald V, King of Norway, awarded the writer the Commander of the Order of St. Olav for his services to Norwegian literature. His next novel, Sluk / Odpływ, was published in Poland in 2015.