“Fabulous book about celebrity architect Leif Grung’s tragic life. Highly successful debut book” (review: 6/6) – Dagbladet
My first book came out in Norway mid-March: “Stupet – Leif Grungs krig” (English approximate title “The Cliff – Architect Grung’s war “). Publisher: Vigmostad & Bjørke. The book investigates the death and tragedy of the Norwegian celebrity archictect Leif Grung (1894-1945). The book is written as a true crime.
In october 1945 Grung threw himself off a high cliff next to his biggest architectural project. The official explanation was that Grung couldn’t bear the investigations against him: the Norwegian authorities suspected he collaborated with the nazis during the war. Grung himself had tried to tell and convince the police that he was a double agent for the british secret guerilla organization SOE. No one ever believed him – until now, 70 years after the war, due to the investigations in this book.