Bjørg Vik

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Bjørg Vik (born 11 September 1935 in Oslo) is a Norwegian novelist, short story writer, playwright and journalist.

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).[1]

She was co-founder of the feminist magazine Sirene (1973–1983).[2]


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.


  1. ^ Aasen, Elisabeth. "Bjørg Vik". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Jane Eldridge Miller (January 2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. Psychology Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-415-15980-7. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
Preceded by
Hans Normann Dahl and
Vivian Zahl Olsen
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
(shared with Jahn Otto Johansen)
Succeeded by
Richard Herrmann
Otto Øgrim
Helmut Ormestad
Kåre Lunde