'A kind of surrealist writer' (Haruki Murakami), who 'doesn't write to please other people' (Lydia Davis). T Singer is the new novel in English from one of Norway's most celebrated writers, proving 'good literature makes us wiser about life, ourselves and other people' (Dagbladet).
Singer, a thirty-four-year-old recently trained librarian, arrives by train in the small town of Notodden to begin a new and anonymous life. He falls in love with Merete, a ceramicist, and moves in with her and her young daughter. After a few years together, the relationship starts to falter, and as the couple is on the verge of separating a car accident prompts a dramatic change in Singer's life.
T Singer is a brilliant and heartbreaking novel about indomitable loneliness, laying bare the existential questions of life in Solstad's classic, bleakly comic style.
Winner of the Norwegian Critics Prize
Dag Solstad is one of Norway's leading and most celebrated contemporary writers. Solstad has won many Norwegian and international awards, most recently the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize in 2017, and is the only author to have won the Norwegian Critics Prize three times. All three of his novels already published in English - Shyness and Dignity, Novel 11, Book 18 and Professor Andersen's Night - have been listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.