Matias Faldbakken - book author
Matias Faldbakken (born 1973 in Hobro, Denmark) is a Norwegian artist and writer. Faldbakken studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He is the son of the author Knut Faldbakken and brother of film director Stefan Faldbakken. [wikipedia]
His first three books were published under the pseudonym Abo Rasul.
Matias Faldbakken is the author of books: The Cocka Hola Company: Skandinavische Misanthropie, The Waiter, Macht und Rebel, Vi er fem, Unfun: Skandinavische Misanthropie 3, Snort Stories, Kaldt produkt, Matias Faldbakken, Black screen book : a mood board, Matias Faldbakken: Oslo, Texas
In a centuries-old European restaurant called The Hills, a middle-aged waiter takes pride in the unchangeable aspects of his job: the well-worn uniform, the ragged but solid tablecloths, and the regular diners. Some are there daily, like Graham “Le Gris”—also known as The Pig—and his dignified group of aesthetes; the slightly more free-spirited drinking company around Tom Sellers; and the closest one can get to personal friends of the waiter, Edgar and his young daughter, Anna.
In this universe unto itself, there is scarcely any contact between the tables...until a beautiful and well-groomed young woman walks through the door and upsets the delicate balance of the restaurant and all it has come to represent.
Like living in a snow globe, The Waiter is a captivating study in miniature. Everything is just so, and that’s exactly how the waiter needs it to be. One can understand why he becomes anxious when things begin to change. In fact, given the circumstances, anxiety just might be the most sensible response...
With the sophistication of The Remains of the Day and the eccentricity of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Waiter marks the North American debut of an exciting new voice in literary fiction.
Norwegens Skandalautor von „The Cocka Hola Company“ legt nach. Frech und provokativ treibt er in seinem zweiten Roman das Spiel mit den Grenzüberschreitungen weiter und karikiert mit bitterbösem Humor die pervertierte Welt des Konsums.
Matias Faldbakken (*1973) lebt und arbeitet als Künstler und Autor in Oslo.
On entertainment : a conversation with Tony and Ridley Scott
On violence : a conversation with Hans Erik Johansen
On negation : a conversation with Seymore Snuff.