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This series of six titles about the fork truck driver Kurt have been a great success both in Norway and abroad since the first book was published in 1996. The popular stories about Kurt, illustrated by renowned artist Kim Hiorthøy, will raise the reader’s eyebrows with their blend of horror and delight.
In Kurt, Quo Vadis? he is overcome by an uncountable inferiority complex. Kurt wants to leave a trace behind. He quits his job and decides to vacuum clean the whole world.
Erlend Loe made his debut in 1993 with the book Tatt av kvinnen (Gone with the Woman), which was characterised by the critics as “extremely funny and artful”. With his second novel Naïve.Super. (Naive.Super.) he had his great international break through. This unpretentious story about very complicated things was well received by both the readers, especially the young, and the critics.
Erlend Loe has appeared on stage and made short films and music videos. He has been a newspaper critic, a temp schoolteacher and worked in a psychiatric hospital, as well as as film consultant .
His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.