Knut Hauge (writer)

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Knut Hauge (31 May 1911 – 13 April 1999) was a Norwegian writer.[1][2]

Hauge was born at Vestre Slidre in Oppland, Norway. He operated a farm in addition to writing a series of novels, children's books and plays. He also chaired the cultural society Noregs Ungdomslag from 1955 to 1959. [3] [4]

His first novel was Krossen under Torfinnshø in 1948, and his last novel was Prolog til ei svunnen tid in 1989. In 1965, Hauge won the Sunnmørsprisen for his novel, Kross og kvitsymre. He was awarded the Mads Wiel Nygaard's Endowment (Mads Wiel Nygaards legat) in 1967, Aschehoug Prize (Aschehougprisen) in 1977 and Dobloug Prize (Doblougprisen) in 1986. [5] [6] [7] [8]

Knut Hauge died during 1999. A bust of Hauge was installed at the Valdres Folkemuseum at Nord-Aurdal in Oppland during 2007. The sculpture was designed by artist Laila Olava Unhjem and Knut Olav Dokken from Vestre Slidre.[9]

Selected works[edit]

  • Ulfssønene (1969)
  • Tidevatn (1971)
  • Spelemann Siljufløyt (1973)
  • Einsame ulvar (1975)
  • Juvet (1978)
  • Enno ein vår (1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knut Hauge". Cappelen Damm AS. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Knut Hauge". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  3. ^ Olav Garvik. "Noregs Ungdomslag". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Forfatternett Oppland". lokalhistoriewik. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sunnmørsprisen". barum.folkebibl. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mads Wiel Nygaards legat". Aschehoug. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Aschehougprisen". Aschehoug. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Doblougprisen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Geir Norling (October 16, 2007). "Minnesmerke over Knut Hauge". Oppland Arbeiderblad. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Vegard Sletten
Chairman of Noregs Ungdomslag
1955–1959
Succeeded by
Awards
Preceded by
Torborg Nedreaas
Recipient of the Mads Wiel Nygaard's Endowment
1967
Succeeded by
Lars Berg and
Kjell Heggelund
Preceded by
Karin Bang
Recipient of the Aschehoug Prize
1977
Succeeded by
Olav H. Hauge