Unni Lindell

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Unni Lindell at the literature festival at Café Sting 2007

Unni Maria Lindell (born 3 April 1957 in Oslo) is a Norwegian writer. She is best known for her crime novels (whodunits), but has also written a collection of poems and several children's and young adult books.

Lindell worked as a journalist before she became an author. Her first book Den grønne dagen ("The green day") was published in 1986. One of Lindell's most prominent characters is detective Cato Isaksen.[1]

Lindell was awarded the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment in 1998 and the Critics' Prize for the year's best children's or youth literature.[2] In 1999 she received the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen), a literature award given annually to the best Norwegian detective story.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Den grønne dagen – youth literature (1986)
  • Kongen er pappaen til to tvillinger som heter Gro og Kåre – humor (1987)
  • Hemmeligheten i sirkuset – children’s literature (1988)
  • Henrik Vipsen og hans bifokale onkel som er født i fiskebollens tegn – humor (1988)
  • Bursdag – idebok (1989)
  • Fire dager til fullmåne – children’s literature (1990)
  • Vi lager jul – concept book (1990)
  • Gamle damer legger ikke egg – humor (1991) (illustrated by Inge Grødum)
  • Annas barn – youth literature (1991)
  • Fuglefangeren – youth literature (1992)
  • Skjelettet er et stativ som man kan henge fra seg kroppen på – humor (1992)
  • Rosamunde Harpiks, den lille heksen med de store ørene – children’s literature (1993)
  • Norges første statsminister het Tor med hammeren – humor (1993)
  • En grusom kvinnes bekjennelser – novel (1993)
  • Sugemerket – youth literature (1994)
  • Alene hjemme – short stories (1994)
  • To fruer i en smekk – humor (1995) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Jens Bånn, den lille spionen – children’s literature (1995)
  • Min fars kjole er rød som reven – poetry (1995)
  • Grisen er dekket av svinepels – (1996) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Det er alltid for tidlig å stå opp. Libresser, første bind – humor (1996) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Slangebæreren – crime novel (1996), filmed
  • Jesus gikk på vannet fordi han ikke ville bli våt på beina – humor (1997) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Den lille dameboken. Libresser i utvalg – humor (1997) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Regjeringen bestemmer hvordan været skal bli – humor (1998) (illustrated by Inge Grødum)
  • Måneorkesteret – novel (1998)
  • Sjefen bestemmer over Gud og Hermann! – humor (1999) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Pinocchios nye reise – children’s literature (1999) (illustrated by Akin Düzakin)
  • Drømmefangeren – crime novel (1999), filmed
  • Sørgekåpen – crime novel (2000), under filming
  • Å være engel er et typisk kvinneyrke – humor (2000) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • En familie består av 4 hoder, 8 armer og 8 bein – humor (2001) (illustrated by Mai Lindberg)
  • Prinsesser er rosa om dagen og sorte om natten – humor (2002) (illustrated by Mai Lindberg)
  • Nattsøsteren – crime novel (2002)
  • I Afrika er snøen svart – humor (2003) (illustrated by Bo Gaustad)
  • Pass opp! Her kommer Gud og hun er en katt – photo and prose (2003) (photo with Nina Reistad)
  • Rødhette – crime novel (2004)
  • Kjære Gud jeg har det godt har du noe ull – humor (2005) (together with Mark Levengood, illustrated by Christina Alvner)
  • Orkestergraven – crime novel (2005)
  • Krokodiller snakker ikke norsk – children’s literature (2006)
  • Honningfellen – crime novel (2007) Filmed in 2008 with Per Olav Sørensen
  • To fruer i én smekk – rir igjen – Humor (2007) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Elsker deg av hele mitt hjerte - children’s literature (2008)
  • Mørkemannen – crime novel (2008)
  • Nifse Nella og nattskolen – children’s literature (2008) (illustrated by Fredrik Skavlan)
  • Rødt for kjærlighet – children's literature (2009)
  • Sukkerdøden – crime novel (2010)
  • Djevelkysset – crime novel (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unni Lindell forteller om boka "Måneorkesteret"." (Norwegian), nrk.no, 1998-09-14, retrieved 30 August 2009 
  2. ^ "Unni Lindell" (Norwegian), Aschehoug & Co., retrieved 30 August 2009 

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