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 for Everything, 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. Martin Aitken (Translator) Martin Aitken has lived in Denmark for nearly 30 years. He is the acclaimed translator of numerous novels, including work by Peter Høeg, Jussi Adler-Olsen and Pia Juul, and has translated many short stories and poems. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Translation Prize.