Mette Karlsvik

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Mette Karlsvik
Born (1978-11-28) 28 November 1978 (age 41)
Frei, Nordmøre, Norway
OccupationAuthor
NationalityNorwegian
Period2005–present
GenreChildren's books and novels

Mette Karlsvik (born 28 November 1978) is a Norwegian author.

Biography and career[edit]

Karlsvik was raised in Frei, Nordmøre, and has an International Baccalaureate from the Red Cross Nordic United World College. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the Glasgow School of Art, a B.A. in journalism from the University of Bergen, and a certificate from The Bergen Academy of Writing. She was awarded the 2005 Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris for her first novel, Vindauga i matsalen vender mot fjorden,[1] and the 2012 (and first ever) Stig Sæterbakkens Minnepris, the 2012 Bokhandlerstipendet and the 2012 Skardstipendet for her novel "Bli Björk". The novel was also nominated for the prestigious Brageprisen 2012. In 2009 Karlsvik published her first children's book, ''1–2–TRE'', with which she has been on several tours in schools, talking with children about climate change and literature. Her latest book, Ey/ Øy, is scheduled for publication in late November 2013.[2] Karlsvik is a boardmember of The union of Norwegian authors.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 2005 – Vindauga i matsalen vender mot fjorden (novel, Det norske Samlaget)
  • 2007 – Flytårn (novel, Det norske Samlaget)
  • 2008 – Pol (novel, Det norske Samlaget)
  • 2009 – 1–2–TRE (children's novel, Det norske Samlaget)
  • 2011 – Post Oske/ Dagar og netter i Reykjavik (non-fiction, Flamme Forlag)
  • 2011 – Bli Björk (novel, Det norske Samlaget)
  • 2012 – Vis meg ditt bibliotek (non-fiction, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek)
  • 2012 – Prinsland (novel, Magikon Forlag)
  • 2013 – Behind Silence (booklet published by Janne Kruse for her exhibition Behind Silence (Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo Norway 2012))
  • 2013 – Drømmefabrikken. Teaterhøgskolens historie sett gjennom åtte forfatteres øyne." Chapter: "1996-2003: Ein revolusjon?" (Transit Forlag')
  • 2013 – Vekstvilkår (non-fiction, Spriten Forlag)
  • 2013 – Øy/ Ey (poetry, House of foundation)
  • 2014 – Dyrebar (children's novel, Magikon Forlag)
  • 2014 – Den beste hausten er etter monsun (novel, Det norske Samlaget])
  • 2015 – UR (poetry, Spriten Forlag)
  • 2016 – Avstand (non-fiction, Spriten Forlag)
  • 2016 – Varmá ((coming) novel, Det norske Samlaget)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maria Børja, "Hun er Norges beste debutant: Mette Karlsvik ligger ikke på latsida", Dagbladet 24 February 2006. (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Flammehøsten 2010, Flamme Forlag (pdf) (in Norwegian)

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Awards
Preceded by
Ole Asbjørn Ness
Winner of Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris
2005
Succeeded by
Thomas Marco Blatt