Fam Ekman

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Fam Ekman
Fam Ekman 1963.jpg
Ekman in 1963
Born Fam Kristina Ekman
(1946-10-06) 6 October 1946 (age 71)
Stockholm, Sweden
Residence Oslo, Norway
Nationality SwedishNorwegian
Occupation Children's writer, illustrator
Notable work Hva skal vi gjøre med lille Jill?
Kall meg onkel Alf
Parent(s) Hasse Ekman
Eva Henning
Relatives Gösta Ekman (grandfather)
Gösta Ekman (half brother)

Fam Kristina Ekman (born 6 October 1946) is a SwedishNorwegian children's writer and illustrator.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Stockholm, Sweden to actors Hasse Ekman and Eva Henning, and moved to Oslo in 1954.[1][2]

Career[edit]

She made her literary début in 1969 with Det kan hända.[2] Her literary breakthrough was Hva skal vi gjøre med lille Jill? from 1976.[1] She was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for the year's best children's or youth's literature in 2007, for Kall meg onkel Alf.[3][4]

She has received several prizes for her art work,[1] and is represented in the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.[2]

Notable works[edit]

  • Hva skal vi gjøre med lille Jill?
  • Kall meg onkel Alf

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Birkeland, Tone. "Fam Ekman". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fam Ekman". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mottakere av kritikerprisen for beste barne- og ungdomsbok" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Critics' Association. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kritikerprisen for beste barne- og ungdomsbok 2007 til Fam Ekman" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Critics' Association. Retrieved 5 February 2016.