AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR

In relation to the annual Book Forum in 2017 the host on DRK’s weekly literary review Crazy about books, Flemming Møldrup, has given DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) his list of this year’s best autobiographies. No. 1 on the list is Martin Hall’s 1971-1985.

You can see the list by clicking here or on the image:
 

 

GENERAL REVIEWS OF ‘1971–1985’

“Martin Hall writes unadorned, beautifully, often wise and most of the time relievingly funny about his youth and early days.”
( * * * * )
Politiken (Danish equivalent to The Guardian)

“Hall is brilliant in his depiction of a rampant Copenhagen in the seventies … the book is a sharp and observant snapshot.”
( * * * * )
Berlingske (Danish equivalent to The Times)

“Incredibly sharp … Martin Hall’s ability to reflect and convey his understanding is admirable.”
( * * * * )
GAFFA (Scandinavia’s biggest music magazine)

“Martin Hall has style, and with this book he manages to come close to the substance and the pain in the depiction of his early career’s harsh downside with suicides, drugs and chronic restlessness.”
Weekendavisen (Danish equivalent to New York Times Literary Review)

“The multifacetted artist Martin Hall tells a charming tale of his early, wild years.”
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark’s biggest newspaper)

“Insightful and amusing.”
Fyens Stiftstidende (major regional newspaper)


 
Photography from Book Forum 2017 by Suzanne Fog.