Anne F. (Innbundet)


Kristian Klausen

Norwegian title: Anne F.
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 144
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202680251
Overview Anne F.

What happens when you move well-known biographical figures to a new place and give them new surroundings, a different background, a different narrative arc and an alternative ending?

Anne Frank died in Bergen-Belsen in spring 1945. Before that, she and her family, along with four other Jewish people, spent more than two years living in hiding on the upper floor of business premises in Amsterdam until they were discovered and deported. Kristian Klausen’s novel, Anne F., portrays Anne and her father Otto in Drammen and it is Otto Frank’s Drammen that is depicted for the reader.

Until the outbreak of war, Otto Frank runs a tobacco kiosk on Konnerudgata. Later, again, it is Otto’s perspective we see. We meet him alone in Auschwitz and at Drammen railway station after the war, as the sole survivor. It is Otto who obtains the diaries that were left behind and starts to live through them.

A thought-provoking, gripping book from Kristian Klausen.

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Reviews Anne F.

«[...] en av vårens fineste og mest ufortjent oversette norske romaner [...] en vellykket kortroman om det norske holocaust.»

Bernhard Ellefsen, Morgenbladet

«Kristian Klausen gir oss både eit interessant tankeeksperiment og fornya litteratur.»

Ingvild Bræin, Dag og Tid

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Author Kristian Klausen

Kristian Klausen (b. 1971) is a freelance writer and art instructor. He made his literary début in 2008 with his critically acclaimed short story collection The meal in Emmaus. In 2014 he was awarded The Norwegian Booksellers grant, and the same year he was also nominated to The NRK P2-listeners Novel Award for the novel My Life was a Hot Library.

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