Jon Michelet

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Jon Michelet
Jon Michelet, 2011
Jon Michelet, 2011
Born(1944-07-14)14 July 1944
Moss, Norway
Died14 April 2018(2018-04-14) (aged 73)
Oslo, Norway

Jon Michelet (14 July 1944, Moss – 14 April 2018, Oslo[1]) was 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.

Author and editor[edit]

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 has also written a number of thrillers and crime novels. Michelet has created the work Sjøens helter (in Norwegian), a series of books consisting of five volumes about Norwegian war sailors during World War II and their destinies.

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

Positions of trust[edit]

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


He resided in Larkollen, and has been a minor ticket candidate for the Red Party.[2]


He had four daughters, Marte Michelet,[3] who was married to Ali Esbati—a MP in Sweden as of 2014, and Tania Michelet, Ellen Michelet and Stella Burstedt Michelet.


  1. ^ Østbø, Stein; Norli, Camilla (2018-04-15). "Jon Michelet er død". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  2. ^ "Lister" (in Norwegian). Red. 2009. Archived from the original on June 23, 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  3. ^ - Jeg var en arrogant, selvgod besserwisser [I was an arrogant, conceited besserwisser]
Media offices
Preceded by
Paul Bjerke
Chief editor of Klassekampen
Succeeded by
Bjørgulv Braanen