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101 | Karl Ove Knausgaard: My Struggle
101 | Karl Ove Knausgaard: My Struggle

Photo: Andre Løyning

Fri, Apr 29 | 7 - 8 PM
Art Institue of Chicago
Rubloff Auditorium
230 S. Columbus Dr. | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

"Perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our time.” – The Guardian

Karl Ove Knausgaard has crafted one of the most distinctive literary styles of our time. With uncompromising attention to detail and the workings of memory, Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel, My Struggle, is a major artistic achievement. Come celebrate the long-awaited release of Book Five in the English translation at this, Knausgaard’s first-ever visit to Chicago.

Preorder your copy of My Struggle: Book Five through the CHF box office and save 20%.

Additional support provided by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.


Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. His debut novel Out of This World won the Norwegian Critics Prize in 2004 and A Time for Everything was a finalist for the Nordic Council Prize. My Struggle: Book One was a New Yorker Book of the Year and Book Two was listed among the Wall Street Journal's 2013 Books of the Year. My Struggle is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than fifteen languages.

Sheila Heti is the author of seven books, including the critically acclaimed How Should a Person Be? and the New York Times bestseller, Women in Clothes (edited with Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton). She is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine, and has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, n+1, The London Review of Books, and more.


  • In conversation with Sheila Heti
  • My Struggle: Book Five
  • April 19, 2016