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Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often utilizes metafiction in his works and constructs stories within stories. It has been translated into 60 languages; there are over 40 million copies in print. Gaarder was born and raised in Oslo. Gaarder married Siri Dannevig in Oslo in They moved to Bergen, Norway in and had two sons.
It was named after the novel. Gaarder attended Oslo Cathedral School and the University of Oslo , where he studied Scandinavian languages and theology. After graduation , he was a high school teacher in Bergen, Norway, prior to his literary career. Jostein Gaarder has been involved in the promotion of sustainable development for nearly two decades. He established the Sophie Prize in , an international award bestowed on foundations and individuals concerned with the environment.
Jostein Gaarder is active politically. The focus of his concern is the plight of Palestinian refugees, and he has vehemently criticized the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
In August , Gaarder wrote a controversial op-ed titled "God's Chosen People" that was published in the largest daily newspaper in Norway, Aftenposten. He argued in favor of "recognizing the State of Israel of , but not the one of ".
Gaarder described Judaism as "an archaic national and warlike religion", contrasting it with the Christian idea that the " Kingdom of God is compassion and forgiveness". Gaarder disputed allegations of anti-Semitism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jostein Gaarder. Further information: God's chosen people Jostein Gaarder op-ed.
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