During my recent sort out of my TBR I discovered I had two spare copies of Norwegian author Per Petterson's It's Fine By Me. I've made no secret that Mr Petterson is one of my favourite authors — I have read and reviewed all his novels that have been translated into English.
It's Fine By Me was originally published in 1992, but it took almost 20 years to be translated. This is the synopsis:
"Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in working-class Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend — but there are some things Audun won't talk about. Stories about his family, the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling."
You can read my thoughts on the novel here.
In the meantime, if you'd like to throw your name in the hat to win one of two copies I'm giving away (they are brand new and never been read) leave a comment below telling me the name of one of your favourite authors. But hurry — entries close at 20.00 GMT Sunday, February 3, 2013.
I'll then choose the winner based on an online random number generator (or some such).
The competition is open to anyone, regardless of where you live, but you can only enter once. And do note, I cannot accept entries by email, Twitter or Facebook.