Friday, September 28, 2007

Per Petterson rides 'Horses' to the literary forefront

On National Public Radio

by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
September 27, 2007

St. Paul, Minn. — Per Petterson's book "Out Stealing Horses" catapulted the Norwegian author into the forefront of European literature.

It won the prestigious 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In winning the prize Petterson, beat out J.M. Coetzee, Jonathan Safran Foer, Cormac McCarthy and Salman Rushdie.

The win was also celebrated in the Twin Cities where Graywolf Press had signed a deal to publish the U.S. edition.

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