Vigdis Hjorth

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Vigdis Hjorth
Hjorth in 2012
Hjorth in 2012
Born (1959-07-19) 19 July 1959 (age 60)
Oslo, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Period1986–present
GenreNovels, children's stories, adult stories
Children3

Vigdis Hjorth (born 19 July 1959) is a Norwegian novelist. She grew up in Oslo, and has studied philosophy, literature and political science. In 1983, she published her first novel, the children's book Pelle-Ragnar i den gule gården for which she received Norsk kulturråd's debut award. Her first book for an adult audience was Drama med Hilde (1987). Om bare from 2001 is considered her most important novel, and a roman à clef.[1] She has mentioned Dag Solstad, Bertold Brecht and Louis-Ferdinand Céline as important literary influences.[2] Hjorth has three children and lives in Asker.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Gjennom skogen (Through the Forest), 1986
  • Med hånden på hjertet (Cross My Heart), 1989
  • Fransk åpning (French Opening), 1992
  • Død sheriff (Dead Sheriff), 1995
  • Ubehaget i kulturen (The Cultural Malaise). Co-author with Arild Linneberg, 1995
  • Takk, ganske bra (Very Nicely, Thank you), 1998
  • En erotisk forfatters bekjennelser (An Erotic Authors Confessions), 1999
  • Hva er det med mor (What's wrong with Mother), 2000
  • Om bare (If only), 2001
  • Fordeler og ulemper ved å være til (The Pros and Cons of Being Alive), 2005
  • Hjulskift (Wheel Change), 2006
  • Tredje person entall, 2008
  • Snakk til meg (Talk to me), 2010
  • Et norsk hus , 2015
  • Arv og miljø (Wills and Testaments), 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mina Hauge Nærland (2006-09-13). "Den offentlige hevnen". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  2. ^ Pål Mathiesen (1998-10-17). "Fort Hjorth". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  3. ^ "Hjorth, Vigdis". Dagbladet. Archived from the original on February 26, 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-23.

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Awards
Preceded by
Ingvar Ambjørnsen
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
1989
Succeeded by
Kjell Arild Pollestad
Hans-Wilhelm Steinfeld