Ragnvald Skrede

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Ragnvald Skrede (24 April 1904 – 16 August 1983) was a Norwegian author, journalist, literature critic and translator.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ragnvald Skrede was born in Vågå in Oppland county, Norway. Skrede was the youngest seven children. He was a student at Elverum teacher school (1921–24). In 1928, he was hired as a teacher and sexton in Rauland, in Telemark. He studied at the University of Oslo (1928–1934). In 1934, He became a teacher in Vågå. In the postwar years, Skrede worked as a journalist and literary critic for Verdens Gang and Dagbladet and a theater critic for Bondebladet.

Skrede was 45 years old when he began his writing in 1949. As a poet, he often used the classic and permanent stanza forms. His authorship was humanistic and characterized by historic knowledge. Ragnvald Skrede was a Norwegian member of the jury for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize from 1969. He was chairman for literary advice of the Norwegian Novelist Association (Den norske forfattarforening) 1970-72. He received Dobloug Prize for Literature in 1967 and the Norwegian Cultural Council Award in 1969.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tarjei Vesaas – biography (1947)
  • Det du ikkje veit – poetry (1949)
  • I open båt på havet – poetry (1952)
  • Bjørg – radioplay, NRK radio (1954)
  • Den kvite fuglen – poetry (1955)
  • Bak dei siste blånar – poetry (1961)
  • Frå kjelde til sjø – poetry (1962)
  • Mellom romarar – poetry (1963)
  • Den gleda du skal leva på – selected poetry (1964)
  • Grunnmalm – poetry (1966)
  • Lauvfall – poetry (1969)
  • Dikt i utval – selected poetry (1969)
  • Vintersvale – poetry (1970)
  • Flyttfuglar – poetry (1971)
  • Gamaldans – poetry (1973)
  • Brenning – poetry (1975)

Prizes and recognition[edit]

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