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Gro Dahle in 2005
15 May 1962|
|Occupation||Poet, writer of children's books|
|Genre||Poetry, children's literature, short stories, plays etc.|
Gro Dahle (born 15 May 1962) is a Norwegian poet and writer.
She was born in Oslo, and is a daughter of Øystein Dahle. She made her literary début in 1987 with Audiens (Audience), a collection of poetry. 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. In 2002 she won the Brage Prize for literature for Snill (Nice), a picture book for children, 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.
Dahle is a stylistically naïve, imaginative and burlesque writer often focusing on psychological problems and relations. She lives and works on the island Tjøme. Dahle also gives lectures in creative writing in Norway and Sweden.
In 2013 A Hundred thousand Hours (original Norwegian title Hundre tusen timer, 1996) was published in English.
Honours and awards
- 1998: Vestfolds Litteraturpris
- 1998: Aschehoug Prize
- 2000: Cappelen Prize
- 2002: Brage Prize for picture book Snill (with illustrator Svein Nyhus)
- 2003: Teskjekjerringprisen
- 2003: Kultur- og kirkedepartementets bildebokpris for barne- og ungdomslitteratur for Sinna Mann (sammen med Svein Nyhus)
- Publishing house Cappelen Damm's presentation (in Norwegian)
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Gro Dahle". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- A review of Gro Dahle's 'A Hundred Thousand Hours
- VG om Aschehougprisen til Gro Dahle 1998
- Tønsbergs Blad om Teskjekjerringprisen til Gro Dahle 2003 Archived 1 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
| Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
Anne B. Ragde
| Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
(with Svein Nyhus)
Helga Gunerius Eriksen
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