Friday, October 14, 2011

Hello Mr. Gaarder

Finally, I met Mr. Gaarder. Managed to ask some questions, get his autograph on all ten of his books that I have. I loved seeing how animated he was during his lecture.

Still planning to read his book in Norsk one day.

I got home, showed my mom his books. Then she began reading 'Through a Glass, Darkly' in Bahasa Indonesia that she finished that same day. Mom said she like it so much because she also has the same questions as in the book. It is actually my favorite book by Gaarder, most people likes Sophie's World.

It is interesting that even though he established Sophie's Prize for environment and sustainable development in 1997, he has yet to write a story with those theme. He said he is thinking about it because it's a difficult theme and he doesnt want it to become too political and too ethical.


colson said...


Several wows actually.

Meeting Jostein Gaarder.

Ten of his titles titles on your bookshelves (I've none ;()

And the ambition to read Norwegian.

H. Nizam said...

You are very lucky to meet him and got him to sign on all ten of his books.

triesti said...

@colson, harry, Yeah, I didnt want to make the same mistake as when I met Karen Armstrong. I have a lot of her book, but only manage to get one signed. If I remember correctly both authors are proponent of Charter of Compassion.

As with the ambition, that's an old one.. I only managed with great difficulty to read his op-ed in Norsk during the Lebanese attack back in 2006. I dont remember most of my vocabs nowadays. It was interesting hearing him talking to someone from the embassy in Norsk.