Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.
"From the author of Sophie's World, two ex-lovers bump into each other after 30 years, sparking a chain of charming philosophical email correspondence." GRAZIA - 10.05.10 "What do you believe about the things to which you don't know the answers? This is the central question in Jostein Gaarder's new novel... Gaarder rehearses his characters' positions compellingly and their plight is moving>" TLS - 11.06.10 "This latest novel from the Norwegian intellectual and best-selling author of Sophie's World delves into the meaning of our existence, this time taking inspiration from a painting by Renee Magritte, which is the title of the novel... Both a philosphical study and love story surrounded by a mysterious incident, the novel can be enjoyed on a variety of levels given the simple beauty of the characters' discussions." PRESS ASSOCATION SYNDICATED REVIEW - 3.06.10