Herbjørg Wassmo

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Herbjørg Wassmo in 2011

Herbjørg Wassmo (born Vesterålen, 6 December 1942) is a Norwegian author.[1] She worked as a teacher in northern Norway until her debut as an author. Her debut work was a collection of poems, "Vingeslag" ("Beating of Wings"). Her major breakthrough was her first novel, "Huset med den blinde glassveranda" ("The House with the Blind Glass Porch") in 1981.[1]

Her 1989 novel, Dinas bok (Dina's Book), was made into a film titled I Am Dina in 2002, starring Maria Bonnevie and Gérard Depardieu.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Vingeslag (poetry, 1976)
  • Flotid (poetry, 1977)
  • Huset med den blinde glassveranda (novel - Volume I of the Tora trilogy, 1981 - published in English as The House with the Blind Glass Windows[2])
  • Det stumme rommet (novel - Volume II of the Tora trilogy, 1983)
  • Juni-vinter (play, 1983)
  • Veien å gå (documentary novel, 1984)
  • Mellomlanding (play, 1985)
  • Hudløs himmel (novel - Volume III of the Tora trilogy, 1986)
  • Dinas bok (novel - Volume I of the Dina trilogy, 1989 - published in English translation as Dina's Book[3])
  • Lite grønt bilde i stor blå ramme (poetry, 1991)
  • Lykkens sønn (novel - Volume II of the Dina trilogy, 1992 - published in English translation as Dina's Son[4])
  • Reiser - fire fortellinger (1995)
  • Hemmelig torsdag i treet (childrensbook, 1996)
  • Karnas arv (novel - - Volume III of the Dina trilogy, 1997)
  • Det sjuende møte (novel, 2000)
  • Flukten fra Frank (novel, 2003)
  • Et glass melk takk (novel, 2006)

Prizes[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Herbjørg Wassmo" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Herbjørg Wassmo (translated by R. Lloyd & A. Simpson) (1987). The House with the Blind Glass Windows. Seal Press, Seattle, Washington. ISBN 1-878067-59-1. 
  3. ^ Herbjørg Wassmo - translated by Nadia Christensen (1996). Dina's Book. Arcade Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 1559703482. 
  4. ^ Herbjørg Wassmo - translated by Nadia Christensen (2001). Dina's Son. Black Swan Publishing. ISBN 0552998257.