From the Author of the International Bestseller, The Bookseller of KabulOn 22 July 2011 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 of his fellow Norwegians in a terrorist atrocity that shocked the world. One of Us is the definitive account of the massacres and the subsequent trial. But more than that, it is the compelling story of Anders Breivik and a select group of his victims. As we follow the path to their inevitable collision, it becomes clear just what was lost in that one day.'Brilliant ... shows how "evil" is not born but created ... A gripping psychological study, beautifully told'Independent on Sunday 'The narrative unfolds with the dark logic of a serial killer novel ... masterful'Daily Telegraph'What emerges as Seierstad pieces together the evidence from police and court transcripts, from survivors, from Breivik's mother, is in part a more literary version of The Day of the Jackal'The Times 'This is journalism at its very best ... undoubtedly Seierstad's most powerful narrative to date'Sunday TimesSHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER 2015
Åsne Seierstad was born in 1970 and studied Russian, Spanish and the History of Philosophy at Oslo University. An internationally bestselling author, she has also received numerous awards for her journalism. She has worked as a war correspondent across the world, including Russia, China, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her second book, The Bookseller of Kabul, has sold over two million copies and the paperback was in the Sunday Times top ten for over a year. Her other critically acclaimed works include A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal and The Angel of Grozny. Following the atrocities in Oslo and Utoya in July 2011, she attended the trial of Anders Breivik and then began work on One of Us, which became a European bestseller. All of Åsne Seierstad's books are published by Virago.