Author ordered to pay damages to wife of Bookseller of Kabul

Norwegian court rules Åsne Seierstad’s book breached privacy of the Bookseller’s real-life spouse

By Michelle Pauli

A court in Norway has ordered Åsne Seierstad, author of the Afghanistan-set bestseller The Bookseller of Kabul, and her publisher, Cappelen Damm, to pay 250,000 kroner (£26,276) in damages to a woman portrayed in the book.

Norwegian author Åsne Seierstads The Bookseller of Kabul was an international bestseller. Photograph: Gary Calton
Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad’s The Bookseller of Kabul was an international bestseller. Photograph: Gary Calton

For Full Story & Source: The Guardian

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