PEN Atlas: Q&A with Per Petterson

Per Petterson’s new novel, I Refuse, focuses on a complicated friendship between two boys, Tommy and Jim, whose paths cross again in later life.  ‘A masterful novel about friendship, violence and destruction’ (Information, Denmark), the book has just been published in the UK by Harvill Secker; PEN Atlas talks to Per about violence, absence, and the ongoing popularity of Norwegian literature.

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