She was born in Oslo. From 1956 to 1960 she was journalist for the newspaper Porsgrunns Dagblad. She made her literary debut in 1963 with the short story collection Søndag ettermiddag. Further collections from the 1960s are Nødrop fra en myk sofa (1966) and Det grådige hjerte (1968).
She was co-founder of the feminist magazine Sirene (1973–1983).
Bjørg Vik was awarded the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1972 and the Aschehoug Prize in 1974 and the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1979 for the short stories En håndfull lengsel. She received the Dobloug Prize in 1987 and the Ibsen Prize in 1991.
Hans Normann Dahl and
Vivian Zahl Olsen
|Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
(shared with Jahn Otto Johansen)
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