Unni Lindell

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Unni Lindell
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Unni Lindell at the Oslo Bookfestival in 2010.
Born Unni Maria Lindell
(1957-04-03) 3 April 1957 (age 59)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Writer

Unni Maria Lindell (born 3 April 1957 in Oslo) is a Norwegian writer. She is best known for her crime novels (whodunits), but has also written a collection of poems and several children's and young adult books.

Lindell worked as a journalist before she became an author. Her first book Den grønne dagen ("The green day") was published in 1986. One of Lindell's most prominent characters is detective Cato Isaksen.[1] Some of the Isaksen books have been adapted as TV films starring Reidar Sørensen.

Lindell was awarded the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment in 1998 and the Critics' Prize for the year's best children's or youth literature.[2] In 1999 she received the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen), a literature award given annually to the best Norwegian detective story.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Den grønne dagen – youth literature (1986)
  • Kongen er pappaen til to tvillinger som heter Gro og Kåre – humor (1987)
  • Hemmeligheten i sirkuset – children’s literature (1988)
  • Henrik Vipsen og hans bifokale onkel som er født i fiskebollens tegn – humor (1988)
  • Bursdag – idebok (1989)
  • Fire dager til fullmåne – children’s literature (1990)
  • Vi lager jul – concept book (1990)
  • Gamle damer legger ikke egg – humor (1991) (illustrated by Inge Grødum)
  • Annas barn – youth literature (1991)
  • Fuglefangeren – youth literature (1992)
  • Skjelettet er et stativ som man kan henge fra seg kroppen på – humor (1992)
  • Rosamunde Harpiks, den lille heksen med de store ørene – children’s literature (1993)
  • Norges første statsminister het Tor med hammeren – humor (1993)
  • En grusom kvinnes bekjennelser – novel (1993)
  • Sugemerket – youth literature (1994)
  • Alene hjemme – short stories (1994)
  • To fruer i en smekk – humor (1995) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Jens Bånn, den lille spionen – children’s literature (1995)
  • Min fars kjole er rød som reven – poetry (1995)
  • Grisen er dekket av svinepels – (1996) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Det er alltid for tidlig å stå opp. Libresser, første bind – humor (1996) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Slangebæreren – crime novel (1996), filmed
  • Jesus gikk på vannet fordi han ikke ville bli våt på beina – humor (1997) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Den lille dameboken. Libresser i utvalg – humor (1997) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Regjeringen bestemmer hvordan været skal bli – humor (1998) (illustrated by Inge Grødum)
  • Måneorkesteret – novel (1998)
  • Sjefen bestemmer over Gud og Hermann! – humor (1999) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • Pinocchios nye reise – children’s literature (1999) (illustrated by Akin Düzakin)
  • Drømmefangeren – crime novel (1999), filmed
  • Sørgekåpen – crime novel (2000), under filming
  • Å være engel er et typisk kvinneyrke – humor (2000) (illustrated by Eldbjørg Ribe)
  • En familie består av 4 hoder, 8 armer og 8 bein – humor (2001) (illustrated by Mai Lindberg)
  • Prinsesser er rosa om dagen og sorte om natten – humor (2002) (illustrated by Mai Lindberg)
  • Nattsøsteren – crime novel (2002)
  • I Afrika er snøen svart – humor (2003) (illustrated by Bo Gaustad)
  • Pass opp! Her kommer Gud og hun er en katt – photo and prose (2003) (photo with Nina Reistad)
  • Rødhette – crime novel (2004)
  • Kjære Gud jeg har det godt har du noe ull – humor (2005) (together with Mark Levengood, illustrated by Christina Alvner)
  • Orkestergraven – crime novel (2005)
  • Krokodiller snakker ikke norsk – children’s literature (2006)
  • Honningfellen – crime novel (2007) Filmed in 2008 with Per Olav Sørensen
  • To fruer i én smekk – rir igjen – Humor (2007) (together with Anne B. Ragde)
  • Elsker deg av hele mitt hjerte - children’s literature (2008)
  • Mørkemannen – crime novel (2008)
  • Nifse Nella og nattskolen – children’s literature (2008) (illustrated by Fredrik Skavlan)
  • Rødt for kjærlighet – children's literature (2009)
  • Sukkerdøden – crime novel (2010)
  • Djevelkysset – crime novel (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unni Lindell forteller om boka "Måneorkesteret"." (Norwegian), nrk.no, 1998-09-14, retrieved 30 August 2009 
  2. ^ "Unni Lindell" (Norwegian), Aschehoug & Co., retrieved 30 August 2009 

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