Edvard Hoem

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Edvard Hoem
Edvard Hoem, nominerad till Nordiska radet litteraturpris 2006.jpg
Born (1949-03-10) 10 March 1949 (age 65)
Oslo,  Norway
Occupation Author, novelist, essayist
Nationality Norwegian
Genres Fiction, plays, essays

Edvard Hoem (born March 10, 1949) is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grønne musikantar. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel Kjærleikens ferjereiser. He was awarded the Melsom Prize in 2006,[1] and the Peter Dass Prize in 2007 for the novel Mors og fars historie. He received the Ibsen Prize in 2008 for the play Mikal Hetles siste ord.

Several of his books (Kjærleikens ferjereiser (1974), Prøvetid (1984), Ave Eva (1987), Mors og fars historie (2005)) have been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize, but did not win this award.[1]

Hoem was the director of the Molde theater Teatret Vårt 1997–1999. He has translated nine of Shakespeare's plays into Norwegian.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Som grønne musikantar – Poems (1969)
  • Landet av honning og aske – Poems (1970)
  • Anna Lena – Novel (1971)
  • Kvinnene langs fjorden – Play (1973)
  • Kjærleikens ferjereiser – Novel (1974)
  • Tusen fjordar, tusen fjell og Musikken gjennom Gleng – Play (1977)
  • Gi meg de brennende hjerter 1. Melding frå Petrograd – Novel (1978)
  • Der storbåra bryt – Play (1979)
  • Fjerne Berlin. Gi meg de brennande hjerter 2 – Novel (1980)
  • God natt Europa – Play (1982)
  • Du er blitt glad i dette landet – Poems (1982)
  • Lenins madame – Play (1983)
  • Prøvetid – Novel (1984)
  • Heimlandet Barndom – Novel (1985)
  • Ave Eva – Novel (1987)
  • Landkjenning Romsdal (1987)
  • Sankt Olavs skrin (1989)
  • Til ungdommen, Nordahl Griegs liv (1989)
  • I Tom Bergmanns tid – Novel (1991)
  • Engelen din, Robinson – Novel (1993)
  • Olav Engelbrektsson – Opera (1993) (music: Henning Sommerro)
  • I kampens hete – Essay (1994)
  • Bibelhistorier – (1994)
  • Meisteren og Mirjam – Play (1995)
  • Tid for klage, tid for dans – Novel (1996)
  • Frøken Dreyers musikkskole – Novel (2000).
  • Audun Hestakorn – Play (2002)
  • Eystein av Nidaros – Opera (2003) (music: Henning Sommerro)
  • Roerne i Christiania – Documentary novel (2003)
  • Kristuskonfigurasjonar – (2003)
  • Den fattige Gud – Psalms and ballads (2003)
  • Kom fram, fyrste! – Historic novel (2004)
  • Mors og fars historie – novel (2005)
  • Faderen. Peder Bjørnson forsvarer seg (The Father. Peder Bjørnson Defends Himself.) – biography on Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's father (2007)
  • Villskapens år (The Wild Years. The Life of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1832–1875) – biography on Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (2009)
  • Vennskap i storm – Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1875-1892 (2010)
  • Syng mig hjæm – Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1890-1899 (2011)

Translations[edit]

Edvard Hoem's most famous retranslations (Year of translation in brackets).

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Edvard Hoem tildelt Melsomprisen 2006" (in Norwegian). 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-14.