The Conqueror (Hardcover)

By Jan Kjaerstad, Barbara Haveland (Translator)

Open Letter, 9781934824030, 481pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2009



A professor writing the definitive biography of Jonas Wergeland is unable to process the astonishing volume of contradictory information he unearths--until a mysterious woman appears on his doorstep. Possessing innumerable intimate stories about Jonas, the woman details the dark side of his rise to prominence, and through her stories tries to explain what made him a murderer.

About the Author

Jan Kjaerstad is the author of the Wergeland Trilogy, a huge international success that led to Kjaerstad receiving the Nordic Prize for Literature in 2001. He also received Germany's Henrik Steffen Prize for Scandinavians who have significantly enriched Europe's artistic and intellectual life.

Barbara Haveland has translated works by several leading Danish and Norwegian authors, including Peter Hoeg, Linn Ullmann, and Leif Davidsen.