Stig Sæterbakken

I started the reading year off with two stories from the depressing and dark Stig Sæterbakken from Norway, Invisible Hands and Don't Leave Me. Both are translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella and published by Dalkey Alchive. They are very different books but both well worth reading with Don't Leave Me resembling his other novels the closest.

His other three works translated into English include self-control, through the night, both translated by Seán Kinsella, and Siamese, translated by Stokes Schwartz. All are published by Dalkey Archive.

Sæterbakken was born on January 4, 1966 and committed suicide on January 24, 2012 at the age of 46.