“See You Tomorrow” Tore Renberg at Rough Trade

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Tore Renberg will read from and discuss See You Tomorrow with special guests I WAS A KING playing live FREE EVENT 


Tuesday, 12 August 2014 7pm Rough Trade East Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Supported by and organised in conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy in London

‘A majestic page-turner’ KARL OVE KNAUSGARD

Tore Renberg is a multi-award-winning author, literary critic and Norwegian TV personality. A student of philosophy and literature at the University of Bergen, where he met lifelong friend Karl Ove Knausgard, Tore achieved major success at the age of 23, with the short-story collection Sleeping Triangle. He followed this with the novel The Man Who Loved Yngve, which made into a successful feature film. Four further novels with the same protagonist went on to sell over 400,000 copies in Norway. In addition to his work as an essayist and novelist, Tore has played in several bands, and written for the screen and the theatre. His work has been translated into 15 languages. Combining Nordic social realism and Western popular culture, horror and hope, heavy-metal music and literary marvels, See You Tomorrow is a startlingly original, eerie and hilarious novel about friendship, crime, loneliness and tragic death.

I Was A King is led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, whose united vocals are said to melt into one extra-terrestrial voice. I Was a King’s latest release, Isle of Yours, considered their strongest and most diverse album. The band was joined in the studio by drummer Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Swans, Robyn Hitchcock) on a set of tunes that mix subtle experimentation and synth elements with classic, jangling guitar pop. On its journey through musical landscapes of quality indie pop I Was A King has evoked the enthusiasm of, and collaborated with, the likes of Norman Blake, Robyn Hitchcock and Sufjan Stevens. The band has released 4 albums since 2009, all critically acclaimed in Norway as well as in the US and UK. While perpetuating the legacy of icons like The Byrds, Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and The Beatles, they keep playing by their own rules on each release, combining music history with a modern perspective.

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