Stig Sæterbakken
None Of This Is About Me

When Stig Sæterbakken died in 2012, he left behind a manuscript of autobiographical notes.

The texts range from stylistic essay writing to slapstick humour. They give us insight into his day-to-day and family life, and describe the importance of friendship and the significance of other authorships, all in Sæterbakken’s persuasive literary form.

This is a powerful testimony from one of our most important contemporary authorships.

'Even the darkest texts in the posthumous publication of Stig Sæterbakken’s notes are brightened up by the author’s joy in giving them expression.'


'A dark, amusing and beautiful conclusion to an unusually wholehearted writing career.'


Stig Sæterbakken

Stig Sæterbakken
Photo: Jo Michael

Stig Sæterbakken (1966-2012) was one of Norway's most critically acclaimed authors. His books have been compared to works by artists such as Beckett, Bernhard and Polanski. Sæterbakken's novels often explore the inner life and morality of human beings. A darkness looms in his stories, and yet they are written in a brilliant language.

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Edited August 28, 2019 by Cappelen Damm Agency