Books by Åsne Seierstad

Asne Seierstad has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She has received numerous awards for her journalism. She is the author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, an international


TWO SISTERS by Åsne Seierstad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"'Is it ethically defensible to focus on the lives of two girls when they have not granted their consent?' Seierstad wonders at the end. That is for readers to decide, now knowing much more about what drives people to fanatical causes."
In which the sins of the children are visited upon the fathers: an unblinking journalistic account of the life of the jihadi. Read full book review >
ONE OF US by Åsne Seierstad
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"Rather diffuse but thoroughly grounded in documented fact—as a result, it packs all the frightening power of a good horror novel."
A chilling descent into the mind of mass murderer Anders Breivik. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A sympathetic, brave work from a deeply engaged war correspondent."
Norwegian journalist Seierstad (The Bookseller of Kabul, 2003, etc.) movingly reports on the bleak fallout from the wars in Chechnya. Read full book review >
WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE WORLD by Åsne Seierstad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Although the during-and-after-Milosevic format in each segment grows tiresome, Seirestad's educated eye sees all that's important, and her compassionate heart beats in tandem with some poorly understood, deeply afflicted people."
An intrepid Norwegian journalist follows the varied fortunes of Serbs—ranging from celebrities to refugees—during and after the reign of Slobodan Milosevic. Read full book review >
A HUNDRED AND ONE DAYS by Åsne Seierstad
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Dispatches scorched by the flames of battle and delivered by Seierstad, to enormous effect, in tense, crisp language."
A riveting and wrenching account of a Norwegian journalist's experiences in Baghdad before, during and after the American invasion of Iraq. Read full book review >
THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL by Åsne Seierstad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2003

"A slice of Afghanistan today, rendered with a talent for fine, sobering prose and strange, unnerving settings that recall Ryszard Kapuscinski."
Norwegian journalist Seierstad casts light on the difficult, sometimes dreary, often (still) dangerous life of a bookseller in the Afghan capital, not neglecting the equal but very different tribulations of the women in his family. Read full book review >