December 3, 2021

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Lessons for Singapore from Norway: How to support local writers and publishers

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Karl Ove Knausgaard “You could say that Knausgaard has kept a lot of writers in business.” – Evan Hughes in The New Republic on bestselling Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard

According to a report in the New Republic,  “[Norway] is one of the most enviable places in the world to be a writer or publisher.”

Here are the reasons:

1. Due to the oil boom, it’s one of the richest nations in the world.

2. Public universities are essentially free to attend.

3. According to the CIA World Factbook, the adult literacy rate is 100%. Yes, 100%.

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