Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder  (born 8 August 1952 in Oslo) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novelsshort stories and children’s books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often uses metafiction in his works, writing stories within stories.

Gaarder was born into a pedagogical family. His best known work is the novel Sophie’s World, subtitled A Novel about the History of Philosophy. This popular work has been translated into fifty-three languages; there are over thirty million copies in print.

I asked him if he think that people of the world thinks the same. – There is very much in common he said. Very religious persons has much in common, even with different religions. More than a religious and a none religious person. He have visited many countries, and the only one he tough people think different was maybe Japan.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) Literary festival at Fortified town Fredrikstad.