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Article Saga of the Samurai: Interview with Terje Solum


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15 Mar 2002
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Saga of the Samurai: Interview with Terje Solum

Terje Solum is the author of the series "Saga of the Samurai". Over the past 14 years, he has published six volumes on the Kai Takeda clan. In November 2017 he will release his next volume dedicated to the Ōmi Gamō. We interviewed Terje in August 2017.

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Q: Tell us a bit more about your background, preferably details we cannot find on the covers of your books.

Yes, well, my background; I was growing up in a little town called Skotfoss, near present Skien in Norway. I got interested in history at the age of about 10 and read what I could get my hands on, to start with books in Norwegian, later English book, joined an English book club, this was most European and North American history, a lot on WW2. Loved reading nonfiction, but also some historical related novels – great idea to read both categories, especially if you want to become a writer later on. I didn’t plan it at that early stage though.

Sadly, I didn’t pursue this passion into...

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