Åsta Holth

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Åsta Holth
Åsta Holt 1945.jpg
Holth in 1945
Born(1904-02-13)13 February 1904
Grue, Norway
Died16 March 1999(1999-03-16) (aged 95)
NationalityNorwegian
Occupationnovelist, poet and short story writer

Åsta Holth (13 February 1904– 16 March 1999) was a Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. She made her literary debut in 1944 with the short story collection Gamle bygdevegen. In 1946, she published the poetry collection Porkkalafela. She was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1977.[1] [2]

Biography[edit]

Holth was born at Svullrya in Solør in the county of Hedmark, Norway. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works are about the residents of Finnskogen. Holth published a total of 19 books. She made her debut in 1929 with the play I Luråsen. He breakthrough came with her novel Kornet og freden (1955) followed by Gullsmeden (1958) and Steinen bløder (1963). Her autobiography Piga came out in 1979. Holth was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1977 and the King's Medal of Merit (Kongens fortjenstmedalje) in gold during 1984. [2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Åsta Holth". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Brenden, Randi. "Åsta Holth". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Kongens fortjenstmedalje". lokalhistoriewik. Retrieved April 1, 2018.