Asne Seierstad

├ůsne Seierstad is a Norwegian journalist and author known for her work as a war correspondent and for her non-fiction books. She has reported from war zones such as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Seierstad gained international recognition with her book 'The Bookseller of Kabul,' which provides a unique perspective on Afghan life after the fall of the Taliban. Her work often focuses on the human aspect of conflicts and the impact of war on individuals and communities.


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  1. 1. The Bookseller of Kabul

    This book provides an intimate and eye-opening look into the everyday life of an Afghan family. The narrative follows a bookseller in Kabul, who despite the oppressive Taliban regime, courageously continues his trade. The story delves into his family dynamics, the struggles of his two wives, his children's lives, and the societal norms and customs they navigate. It paints a vivid picture of life in Afghanistan, exploring the themes of love, courage, resilience, and the power of literature.

    The 2822nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. One Of Us: The Story Of Anders Breivik And The Massacre In Norway

    One of Us by Asne Seierstad is a detailed account of the 2011 terrorist attack in Oslo, Norway, carried out by Anders Breivik. The book explores Breivik's background, motives, and planning leading up to the attack, as well as the aftermath and impact on the survivors and families of the victims. Seierstad's thorough research and interviews with those affected provide a comprehensive and emotional portrayal of the tragedy, shedding light on the complexities of extremism and the devastating consequences of hate.

    The 6435th Greatest Book of All Time