Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics Prize and his second, A Time for Everything, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Prize. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world.Fredrik Ekelund (Author) Fredrik Ekelund is a Swedish novelist, playwright and translator. He won the Fackfoereningsroerelsens Ivar Lo Prize in 2009 for his novel M/S Tiden, hailed as `the year's best Swedish novel' by Svenska Dagbladet. He has played as a striker in the Swedish authors' national football team.