Bergljot Hobæk Haff

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Bergljot Hobæk Haff (born 1 May 1925) is a Norwegian novel writer. Upon completing her education, she traveled to Denmark, and taught there for 24 years before returning to Oslo. She made her debut with the novel Raset in 1956.[1] Her books are translated into languages as English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Lithuanian.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Raset – novel – published in English as “The Landslide” (1956)
  • Liv – novel (1958)
  • Du finner ham aldri – novel (1960)
  • Bålet – novel – published in English as “The Bonfire” (1962)
  • Skjøgens bok – novel (1965)
  • Den sorte kappe – novel (1969)
  • Sønnen – novel (1971)
  • Heksen – novel (1974)
  • Gudsmoren. En menneskelig komedie – novel (1977)
  • Jeg, Bakunin – novel (1983)
  • Den guddommelige tragedie – novel (1989)
  • Renhetens pris – novel (1992)
  • Skammen – novel – published in English as “Shame” (1996)
  • Sigbrits bålferd – novel (1999)
  • Den evige jøde – novel (2002)
  • Attentatet – novel (2004)

Awards[edit]

Bergljot Hobæk Haff was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1962 for Bålet (Fire). She received the Dobloug Prize in 1985, the Norwegian Academy Prize in 1988 and the Aschehoug Prize in 1989. She also was awarded the Brage Prize in 1996 for Skammen, the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature 1996, for Skammen (Shame) and the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1996. She has been nominated twice for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize, once for Den guddommelige tragedie and again for Renhetens pris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Norwegian) "Haff, Bergljot Hobæk"Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (Retrieved on February 21, 2008)