Eilif Straume

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Eilif Straume (2 October 1928 – 18 August 2012) was a Norwegian writer and critic.

He held the cand.philol. degree. He worked as a high school teacher in Eidsvoll and at Stavanger Cathedral School, but is best known from his time in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. He was also a consultant for Fjernsynsteatret and a literary and theatre critic in the newspaper Aftenposten. He issued a poetry collection in 1997,[1] and has been a prolific reader in audiobooks.[2]

He was a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature,[1] and sat on the committee that awards the Riksmål Society Literature Prize.[3] He has also been a board member of the Norwegian Critics' Association.[1]

He resided in Oslo.[1] He died in August 2012.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "80 år 2. oktober: Litteratur og teateranmelder Eilif Straume" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 16 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Jubilanter". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 2 October 1998. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Trønder sikret seg prisen fra Riksmålsforbundet" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 9 December 2004. 
  4. ^ "Eilif Straume er død". Aftenposten. 20 August 2012.