Sep 24, 2013

Support International Literature Through Archipelago Books


Archipelago Books publishes exceptional and groundbreaking international literature. In ten short years they have published more than 90 titles. Their books frequently shed light on underrepresented or forgotten locales—the farms of the Dutch platteland, the war-torn Balkan region, the cold yet vibrant reaches of Iceland and Chukotka, the Bosphorus, and the Parisian banlieues. They often defy genre, allowing prose, poetry, art, philosophy, and travel writing to coexist and converse.

In 2012, Archipelago published My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett.

“Why would you read a six-volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel about a man writing a six-volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel? The short answer is that it is breathtakingly good, and so you cannot stop yourself, and would not want to ... Arrestingly beautiful.” —The New York Times Book Review

They need your help now to produce a trade cloth edition of Book One to complete the My Struggle set in hardcover. The amount they hope to raise, $20,000, will cover two-thirds of the cost of printing such an edition.

Please visit the KickStarter page to find out more and donate to this project.