Karl Ove Knausgaard
This essay appears in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s new collection, In the Land of the Cyclops, translated from Norwegian by Martin Aitken—out now from Archipelago Books. […]
Knausgaard: I start every day thinking I have nothing to say. I don’t know anything. And I don’t think much. But then if I just start to say, no, I’ll write a page about one thing, something just turns up. And that is writing for me. That’s why I’m writing. Because it opens up the world.