Finn Carling

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Finn Carling
Finn Carling.jpg
Finn Carling in 1974
Born (1925-10-01)1 October 1925
Oslo, Norway
Died 12 March 2004(2004-03-12) (aged 78)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Novelist, playwright, poet and essayist
Awards Riksmål Society Literature Prize (1970)
Gyldendal's Endowment (1976)
Dobloug Prize (1986)
Aschehoug Prize (1987)
Arts Council Norway Honorary Award (1999)

Finn Carling (1 October 1925 – 12 March 2004) was a Norwegian novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. He was born in Oslo. He made his literary debut in 1949 with Broen (two short stories and a one-act play).

Carling had innate cerebral palsy. He described his childhood and adolescence with this disability in the autobiographical novel Kilden og muren (1958).[1][2]

He received the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award in 1999.[3]



  1. ^ Skei, Hans H. "Finn Carling". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Skei, Hans H; Moi, Morten. "Finn Carling". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Æresprisen" (in Norwegian). Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway). Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
Preceded by
Sverre Fehn
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
Succeeded by
Anne Brown
Preceded by
Pål Sundvor
Recipient of the Gyldendal's Endowment
1976 (shared with Sigurd Evensmo)
Succeeded by
Jan Jakob Tønseth