Åge Rønning was born in Oslo, Norway. He had a career in journalism working for Verdens Gang 1945–47, Norsk Telegrambyrå 1947–54 and Morgenbladet until 1964. His debut novel Fotfeste for elskere was published in 1954. His writings often reflected his Roman Catholic faith and focused on related religious issues. Rønning was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1982 for the novel Kolbes reise.
from 1968 to 1969, Rønning was a deputy and from 1978 board member of the Norwegian Authors' Union. He was affected by multiple sclerosis starting in 1967 and was from 1980 depending on a wheelchair. In 1986 he received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award. He received the Dobloug Prize in 1989. 
- Fotfeste for elskere (1954)
- Kvinnene (1957)
- Narrens krets (1960)
- De ukjentes marked (1966)
- Alle klovner (1971)
- Komedien om slottsherrene (1974)
- Fortsettelse i Hamburg (1987)
- Arvingen kommer torsdag (1981)
- Kolbes reise (1982)
- Gyldendal's Endowment (1952)
- Riksmål Society Literature Prize (1979)
- Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature (1982)
- Dobloug Prize (1989)
- Øystein Rottem: Åge Rønning (Store norske leksikon)
- "Tidligere vinnere av Kritikerprisen" (in Norwegian). NRK. 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- "Priser – Fritt Ords Honnør" (in Norwegian). Fritt Ord. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- Åge Rønning (Allkunne)
- Åge Rønning - Forfatter, Journalist (Norsk biografisk leksikon)
- Aage Rønning (lokalhistoriewiki.no)
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