Insight with Åsne Seierstad: One of Us
On 22 July 2011, Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 of his fellow Norwegians in an atrocity that shocked the world. As Breivik was put on trial, Norway attempted to understand what drove him to his heinous actions.
Based on extensive testimonies and interviews, award-winning foreign correspondent Åsne Seierstad’s new book, One of Us, offers a definitive account of this tragic episode in Norway’s history. She will be joining us in conversation with John Lloyd, contributing editor to the Financial Times and director of Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, to share her research and talk about what she discovered about Breivik, his ideology and the world he grew up in.
In addition to offering the reader a picture of Breivik, Seierstad also explores the lives of his victims – presenting a story of community versus isolation, hope versus rejection, love versus bigotry – and a powerful memorial to those who lost their lives.
Åsne Seierstad is an internationally bestselling author, she has also received numerous awards for her journalism. She has worked as a correspondent in Russia, China, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. She is the author of With their Backs to the World: Portraits from Serbia, A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal, The Angel of Grozny and and the bestselling The Bookseller of Kabul. She is currently working on a book about Libya and the aftermath of Gaddafi.
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