Carl Frode Tiller is the author of six novels — three forming the Encircling trilogy — and four plays. All of them are written in the distinctive language of Nynorsk (“new Norwegian”). One of the most acclaimed Scandinavian authors of his generation, Tiller has received multiple prizes, including the EU Prize for Literature and the Nordic Critics Prize, and his Encircling trilogy has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Tiller was born in 1970 in Namsos, Norway. He now lives in Trondheim with his wife and three daughters. He was until recently a member of the rock band Kong Ler.
Identity as Irreconcilable Collage in Carl Frode Tiller’s Epic “Encircling” Trilogy
Katharine Coldiron finds Carl Frode Tiller’s “Encircling 2” an incomparable intellectual escapade....