Odd Bang-Hansen

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Odd Bang-Hansen (9 April 1908 – 4 March 1984) was a Norwegian journalist novelist and children's writer.[1]

He made his literary debut in 1938 with the novel Fager er studentens drøm. He wrote several children's books, including Mette og Tom i fjellet (1948), and Trapp med 9 trinn (1952). He was chairman of the Norwegian Authors' Union from 1965 to 1971.[2]

He was father of theatre director Kjetil Bang-Hansen and film producer Pål Bang-Hansen.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rottem, Øystein. "Odd Bang-Hansen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Odd Bang-Hansen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
Preceded by
André Bjerke
Recipient of the Bastian Prize
Succeeded by
Hartvig Kiran