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"Plague, Piety and Long Distance Travels" with Atle Næss

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Join Norwegian writer Atle Naess as he presents material from his new book, to be published in Norwegian later this year.

This is a non-fiction book tracing the lives of some ordinary men and women living in 17th century Norway, combining their individual fate with a wider picture of the Scandinavian and European backdrop of the 1600s. 

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    Atle Naess

    Atle Naess, born 1949, is a Norwegian author. He has studied literature and worked for some years as a teacher, but has been a full-time writer since 1987. 

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    atle naess opt

    Atle Naess

    Atle Naess, born 1949, is a Norwegian author. He has studied literature and worked for some years as a teacher, but has been a full-time writer since 1987. 

    Naess has published around 30 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Among them are Doubting Thomas, a novel about the Italian painter Caravaggio, and Galileo Galilei: When the World Stood Still, a prize-winning biography, both translated into English. His biography of Norway's famous painter Edvard Munch has been translated into ten languages, including Russian and Chinese.