Øystein Lønn

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Øystein Lønn
Born (1936-04-12) 12 April 1936 (age 82)
Kristiansand, Norway

Øystein Lønn (born 12 April 1936 in Kristiansand) is a Norwegian writer. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the short stories Prosesjonen, and followed up with the novel Kontinentene in 1967.

He remained a relatively unknown writer until the 1990s, when he received several literary awards.


Lønn was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1993 for Thranes metode og andre noveller.[1] He received the Dobloug Prize in 1992, and the Brage Prize in 1993. He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1996 for Hva skal vi gjøre i dag og andre noveller ("What shall we do today and other short stories").


  1. ^ (in Norwegian) Terje Mosnes: "Hvorfor er «Thranes metode og andre noveller» noe av vår tids beste litteratur?"Dagbladet (18 July 2006) (Retrieved on 23 February 2008)