Carl Frode Tiller picks up where he left off in Encirclement. Three new voices write to David, illuminate another phase of his life and encircling him further – while at the same time encircling their own lives. These are intensely glowing and dark stories that ruthlessly display the feebleness of both the close relations and the cultural and social conditions we all are subject to.
Carl Frode Tiller has had great success with Encriclement (2007), for which he was awarded the Brage Prize, the Hunger Prize and the Literary Critics’ Prize, and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2008.
He also won The European Union Prize for Literature 2009 – as the first Norwegian ever.
”Carl Frode Tiller continues his nerve-racking encircling of the mystical David in one of this autumn’s strongest novels. Guilt, atonement, executioner and victim in a remarkable work of fiction.”
“This autumn’s great Norwegian novel. Every new book by Carl Frode Tiller is better imagined and better written than the previous. With the Encircling books, Carl Frode Tiller is on his way towards something really big.” Dagens Næringsliv
“Carl Frode Tiller redeems all expectations with his most recent novel Encircling II. Not because of thriller tension, but because of a sensitivity for the possibilities of the language which is exceptional. This season’s novel manages both to fill out and carry on the highly praised Encircling from 2007.”