Based on the radical 1890 novel by Knut Hamsun, based on his own experiences of poverty prior to his rise to success as one of Norway’s most celebrated authors. Hunger tells the story of a young man who comes to the big city with dreams of becoming a writer. But the city is harsh and unforgiving. Friends are hard to come by, and jobs harder still. When the core of his being is rocked by hunger will he survive, and if he does, will his spirit, and his sanity make it through?
Hunger was written by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. He gained prominence with his novel Hunger (1890) and went on to solidify his position at the forefront of modernist literature with works such as Mysteries (1892), Pan (1894), and Victoria (1898). He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for his epic Growth of the Soil. Though his political beliefs led to him being kept at a distance, and ultimately trial and imprisonment, his works are still held in high regard.