Cecilie Løveid

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Cecilie Løveid
Cecilie Løveid @ Oslo bokfestival 2011.jpg
Born (1951-08-21) 21 August 1951 (age 68)
Mysen, Norway
Children's writer
AwardsGyldendal's Endowment
Prix Italia
Aschehoug Prize
Dobloug Prize
Ibsen Prize

Cecilie Løveid (born 21 August 1951) is a Norwegian novelist, poet, playwright, and writer of children's books.

Personal life[edit]

Løveid was born in Mysen to ship's captain Erik Løveid and actress Ingrid Cecilie Meyer. She had a cohabiting relationship with musician Bjørn Ianke.[1]


Løveid made her literary debut in 1972, with the novel Most.[2] She received the Gyldendal Prize in 2001.[3][4] Løveid's first play was the one-act Tingene, tingene, published in the literary magazine Vinduet in 1976.[5] In total she has written about thirty plays, librettos or other texts for radio or stage performance.

In 2013 the poem "Punishment" (Straff) was printed in Aftenposten, as "This Week's Poem", on April 8. In an interview with the newspaper she said that the poem is about Breivik, and that she has no opinion about the verdict of his trial—because that is outside the scope of the poem.[6] The poem starts with "I am glad that he got the punishment that he got. As [it is] known, he will be led by the hand, from grave to grave." It ends with "Therefore, and even if he does all of this, it will be calm/quiet."



  1. ^ Øverland, Janneken. "Cecilie Løveid". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Cecilie Løveid". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Prisvinnere" (in Norwegian). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  4. ^ "Stor-pris til Cecilie Løveid" (in Norwegian). NRK. January 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  5. ^ "To fornyere av nordisk dramatikk – Cecilie Løveids og Katarina Frostensons kroppslige, poetiske drama" (in Norwegian). UIO. Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  6. ^ Nærø, Sturle Scholz (2013-04-08). "En alternativ straffeutmåling". Aftenposten. p. 8 Kultur.

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Preceded by
Olav Nordrå and
Arne Ruste
Recipient of the Gyldendal's Endowment
(shared with Wera Sæther)
Succeeded by
Tormod Haugen and
Marta Schumann