Jan Roar Leikvoll

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Jan Roar Leikvoll in 2013

Jan Roar Leikvoll (7 June 1974 – 1 August 2014) was a Norwegian novelist.

In 2002-2003 he studied creative writing at the Academy Skrivekunstakademiet at Bergen.[1]

He published four novels: Eit vintereventyr ("A Winter Story", 2008), Fiolinane ("The Violins", 2010), Bovara (2012), and Songfuglen ("The Songbird", 2013), all on the publishing house Det Norske Samlaget.[2]

He was awarded the Nynorsk Literature Prize for "The Violins"[3] and Stig Sæterbakken's memorial prize for his three first novels.[4] He was also awarded the Bokhandelens forfatterstipend in 2013, a grant for writers by the Norwegian Booksellers Association.[5]

Leikvoll was open about living with a brain tumor a big part of his life.[6] He died on 1 August 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Roar Leikvoll er død". Skrivekunstakademiet. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Jan Roar Leikvoll ( 1974 - )". Det Norske Samlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Nynorsk litteraturpris 2010 tildelt Jan Roar Leikvoll". Norwegian Literature Abroad - NORLA online. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ Leikvoll fikk Stig Sæterbakkens minnepris
  5. ^ a b Linn Carin Dirdal (1 August 2014). "Forfatter Jan Roar Leikvoll er død. Fakta box". nrk.no. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Forfatter Jan Roar Leikvoll er død" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.