Jon Michelet

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Jon Michelet, 2007

Jon Michelet (born July 14, 1944 in Moss, Norway) is a Norwegian novelist. He has had experience in various lines of work, including sailor and brewery worker and references to these experiences can be found in his writing.

He's well known for his action-thriller novel Orion's Belt (1977). The novel was adapted into a 1985 film by the same name, which is regarded as Norway's first modern action film.

He was the editor-in-chief of the Norwegian far-left daily Klassekampen from 1997 to 2002.

He has had various positions of trust, including being a member of the board of Norsk Styrmandsforening.

He resides in Larkollen, and has been a minor ticket candidate for the Red Party.[1]


He has a daughter, Marte Michelet,[2] who is married to Ali Esbati—a MP in Sweden as of 2014.


  1. ^ "Lister" (in Norwegian). Red. 2009. Archived from the original on June 23, 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  2. ^ - Jeg var en arrogant, selvgod besserwisser [I was an arrogant, conceited besserwisser]
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Preceded by
Paul Bjerke
Chief editor of Klassekampen
Succeeded by
Bjørgulv Braanen