Jan Jakob Tønseth

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Den Norske forfatter Jan Jakob Tonseth, nomineret til Nordisk Rads Litteraturpris 2007.jpg

Jan Jakob Tønseth (born 1 September 1947 in Oslo) is a Norwegian author, poet and translator.

Tønseth debuted as a poet with the poetry collection Kimærer in 1971, when he was only 24 years of age. He achieved broad recognition as a novelist with his trilogy about the ex-communist Hilmar Iversen (Hilmar Iversens ensomhet (1992), Et vennskap (1997) and Resignasjon og portvin (2002)). Tønseth is a member of Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.[1][2][3]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Kimærer – poetry collection (1971)
  • I denne tid – poetry collection, (1974)
  • Synlige dikt – poetry collection (1977)
  • Referanser (fjerne og nære) – poetry collection (1979)
  • Lengsel og lede – poetry collection (1987)
  • Motgift – poetry collection (1994)
  • Fromme vers for enkle sjeler – poetry collection (2008) ISBN 978-82-02-28679-8

Prose[edit]

  • Drømmer og løgner – prose (1982)
  • På krigsfot med virkeligheten – essay collection (1984)
  • Antagelser – (1984), together with John David Nielsen (malerier) )
  • Hilmar Iversens ensomhet – novel (1992) )
  • Et vennskap – novel (1997)
  • En rar skrue – biography of Kjell Aukrust (2000)
  • Resignasjon og portvin – novel (2002)
  • Dikteren på terskelen – essays (2005)
  • Von Aschenbachs fristelse – short story collection (2006)

Translated poetry[edit]

Prizes and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordic Authors/Jan Jakob Tønseth". Project Runeberg. Project Runeberg. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Jan Jakob Tønseth". Cappelen Damm (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Nordiske priser". Bærum public library (in Norwegian). 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
Awards
Preceded by
Anne Holt
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
2002
Succeeded by
Karin Fossum