Upcoming Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Karl Ove Knausgaard

presenting

The Morning Star:
A Novel

in conversation with LAUREN OYLER

Date

Sep
30
Thursday
September 30, 2021
8:00 PM ET

Location

Join this virtual event by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite

Tickets

$35.25 (book and signed bookplate included) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Community Bookstore welcome KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD—the bestselling, award-winning author of the renowned My Struggle series—for a discussion of his latest novel, The Morning Star. He will be joined in conversation by celebrated book critic LAUREN OYLER, author of Fake Accounts: A Novel.

Ticketing

All tickets include one hardcover copy of The Morning Star and one bookplate signed by the author. U.S. shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

Please note: This event will be pre-recorded.


 

About The Morning Star

It's a normal night in August. Literature professor Arne and artist Tove are with their children at the resort in Sørlandet. Their friend, Egil, a driver by day, is staying in a cabin nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is on her way home from a seminar, the journalist Jostein is out on the town, and his wife Turid, who is an assistant nurse, has a night shift. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears in the sky. No one, not even the astronomers, knows for sure what kind of phenomenon it is. Is there a star burning itself out? Why then has no one seen it before? Or is it a brand new star? Slowly the interest in the news subsides, and life goes on, but not quite as before, for unusual phenomena begin to occur on the fringes of human existence. Over these days in August, the characters the novel follows will each understand what is happening differently, and all face new struggles in their own lives.

The Morning Star is a novel about what we do not understand, about great drama seen through the limited lens of little lives. But first and foremost, it is a novel about what happens when the dark forces in the world are set free.

Praise for The Morning Star

“Knausgaard’s first traditional novel since the 2008 translation of A Time for Everything offers a dark and enthralling story of the appearance of a new star . . . Knausgaard wheels wildly and successfully through various forms. His focus on the beauty and terror of the mundane will resonate with fans of My Struggle . . . For the author it’s a marvelous new leap.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

Karl Ove Knausgaard
Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard

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. The My Struggle cycle of novels has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it has appeared, and the first volume was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize.

Photo credit: Nina Rangøy

Lauren Oyler
Lauren Oyler

Lauren Oyler

Lauren Oyler's essays on books and culture have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, Harper's, the Guardian, New York Magazine's The Cut, Bookforum, and elsewhere. She is the author of the novel Fake Accounts.




Join this virtual event by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite
Event Series: Virtual Event Series

Harvard Book Store’s award-winning event series continues online! Named "Best of Boston: 2020 Best Virtual Author Series" and "2021 Best Virtual Author Series" by Boston magazine.

General Info
(617) 661-1515
info@harvard.com

Media Inquiries
mediainquiries@harvard.com

Accessibility Inquiries
access@harvard.com

New This Week

Shop this week's new arrivals, updated every Tuesday.

Learn More »

Shipping & Curbside Pickup

We ship anywhere in the U.S. and orders of $75+ ship free via media mail!

Learn More »

Classic Totes

Tote bags and pouches
in a variety of styles,
sizes, and designs
, plus mugs, bookmarks, and more!

Learn More »

Noteworthy Signed Books: Join the Club!

Join our Signed First Edition Club (or give a gift subscription) for a signed book of great literary merit, delivered to you monthly.

Learn More »