Per Petterson is one of Scandinavia's most internationally acclaimed writers. He has published nine books and has been translated into over 50 languages. He has been awarded a number of literary awards, including the Brage Prize, the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Petterson is a writer you know, an author with an unmistakable style and tone. In his latest novel Men in My Situation (Menn i Min Situasjon) (2018), we are reacquainted with Arvid, in surroundings and situations we recognize from previous books, but with a literary treatment that makes the reader see him in his most vulnerable situations, so tuned that he becomes alive and appears like an old acquaintance we suddenly see again.