Erik Fosnes Hansen

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Erik Fosnes Hansen (born 6 June 1965) is a Norwegian writer.

He was born in New York, and made his debut at age twenty with the novel Falketårnet. His most famous work is his second novel, Psalm at Journey's End, which in separate but steadily more interwoven stories follows the individual musicians that end their careers and lives at Titanic. The book has been translated into more than twenty languages. A follow-up of Beretninger om beskyttelse (Tales of Protection) has been announced but is not yet completed.

Fosnes Hansen has also published poetry, and is a frequent contributor to contemporary public cultural debate.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.[1] Fosnes Hansen was awarded the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1990.

He gained attention in the Norwegian press after throwing a piece of paper at a representative of the Progress Party during a heated debate on the radio station NRK P2. [2]


  • 1985: Falketårnet
  • 1990: Salme ved reisens slutt (Psalm at Journey's End)
  • 1998: Beretninger om beskyttelse (Tales of Protection)
  • 2001: Underveis, a portrait of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • 2005: Kokebok for Otto
  • 2006: Løvekvinnen (The Lion Woman)


  1. ^ "Det Norske Akademi for Sprog og Litteratur" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Gikk til angrep under radioopptak" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
Preceded by
not awarded
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
(shared with Torbjørn Færøvik)
Succeeded by