Olav Njølstad

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Olav Njølstad (born 1 March 1957) is a Norwegian historian, biographer and novelist. He is director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

Literary background[edit]

As a novelist he made his literary debut in 2003 with the thriller Mannen med oksehjertet, and wrote the novel Brennofferet in 2005.[1]

His biography of resistance leader, government mistister and lawyer Jens Christian Hauge (Jens Chr. Hauge – fullt og helt from 2008) was well received by the critics.[2][3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Kunnskap om våpen: forsvarets forskningsinstitutt 1946 – 1975 (1997) (With Olav Wicken)
  • Strålende forskning: Institutt for energiteknikk 1948 – 1998 (1999)
  • War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond (edited with Geir Lundestad, 2002)
  • Mannen med oksehjertet (thriller, 2003)
  • Brennofferet (novel, 2005)
  • Norske nobelprisvinnere: fra Bjørnson til Kydland (2005)
  • Jens Chr. Hauge – fullt og helt (biography, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olav Njølstad" (in Norwegian). Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ Lahlum, Hans Olav (29 November 2008). "Jens Chr. Hauge av Olav Njølstad. Årets største, dyreste - og beste!". Bokavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ Berglund, Nina. "National hero led double life". Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2009.