Gro Dahle

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Gro Dahle
Gro Dahle in 2005
Gro Dahle in 2005
Born (1962-05-15) 15 May 1962 (age 56)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation Poet, writer of children's books
Genre Poetry, children's literature, short stories, plays etc.
Spouse Svein Nyhus

Gro Dahle (born 15 May 1962) is a Norwegian poet and writer.

She was born in Oslo,[1] and is a daughter of Øystein Dahle. She made her literary début in 1987 with Audiens (Audience), a collection of poetry.[2] Since then Dahle has written over 30 books in different genres, among them a series of picture books for children in collaboration with her husband, Norwegian illustrator Svein Nyhus.

Gro Dahle has received several national awards for her work. In 1999 she was the official festival poet at the Bergen International Festival.[1] In 2002 she won the Brage Prize for literature for Snill (Nice), a picture book for children,[1] and in 2003 the Best Children's Book Prize from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for Sinna Mann (Angry Man), a book about a boy witnessing domestic violence.[1]

Dahle is a stylistically naïve, imaginative and burlesque writer[1] often focusing on psychological problems and relations.[1] She lives and works on the island Tjøme.[1] Dahle also gives lectures in creative writing in Norway and Sweden.[1]

In 2013 A Hundred thousand Hours (original Norwegian title Hundre tusen timer, 1996) was published in English.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Taiwanese edition of children's book Sinna Mann (Angry man, 2003) by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus.
Children's picture book God natt, natt (Good Night, Night, 2009) with poems by Gro Dahle and illustrations by Svein Nyhus.


Preceded by
Georg Johannesen
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
Succeeded by
Anne Holt
Preceded by
Anne B. Ragde
Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
(with Svein Nyhus)
Succeeded by
Helga Gunerius Eriksen
Gry Moursund