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Norwegian author Thomas Enger spent 15 years writing fiction before his debut novel, Burned, was published in 2011 to great acclaim. Nadine O'Regan finds out about his quest.

18th August, 2012
Thomas Enger: 'If you want to write, you just have to write, even though it's not good'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

How did you get into crime writing?

When I was about 13 my interest in reading really grew. One day I picked up a crime novel and read the whole thing in three or four days. I had such a blast reading it that I realised crime was my favourite genre. I wrote my first attempt at a novel at 21, and my book, Burned, was released when I was 36.

Having tried for 15 years without being...

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