Modern Norwegian authors
Norway and Norwegians
Older Norwegian authors
Norway and WWII
Dan Brown
Patrick O'Brian
Anthony Beevor
John le Carré - David Cornwell
Gavin Lyall
Frederick Forsyth
Michael Ridpath
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter
Andy McNab
Chris Ryan
Colin Dexter
Dick Francis
P. D. James
Nick Hornby
John Kenneth Galbraith
Torstein Bunde Veblen
Home Norwegian Banknotes Books Norsk/Norwegian
Humour About janeriks
Custom Search
Jostein Gaarder 
Karin Fossum 
Anne Holt 

Modern Norwegian authors

[More on classical Norwegian authors]

A number of modern Norwegian authors have been translated into English.I will try to list these authors and their works here. Some authors will have their own page, they will be listed on the upper left side of the page.

Don't Look Back

Jon Fosse: He has in the later years become a major playwright on the international scene, being likened to Ibsen. His plays have had success all over the world. Some of his plays are translated into English: Plays One: "Someone Is Going to Come", "The Name", "The Guitar Man", "The Child"; Plays Two: "A Summer's Day", "Dream of Autumn", "Winter"; The Girl on the Sofa; and Nightsongs.

Linn Ullmann: She is the daughter of actress Liv Ullman and filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Married to an author, she has become a successful author in her own right through her novels Stella Descending; Before You Sleep and Grace.

Åsne Seierstad is a journalist, who has written a book that became very successful, but also very controversial because of the way this Kabul bookseller and his family are portrayed; The Bookseller of Kabul.
A Hundred and One Days: A Reporter's Journey is her account of her days following the Iraqi War from Baghdad, being one of the few journalists still there when the Allies entered the town.

Eirik Fosnes Hansen: Psalm at Journey's End, Tales of Protection (novels).

Lars Saabye Christensen: The Half Brother, Herman, The Joker (novels).

Pernille Rygg: The Golden Section, The Butterfly Effect (Crime/thriller).

Gunnar Staalesen: The Writing on the Wall, At Night All Wolves are Grey, Yours Until Death (Crime/thriller in the modern hard-boiled tradition after Raymond Chanlder and Ross MacDonald, set in Bergen on Norway's west coast, Norway's second largest town.)

Bergljot Hobæk Haff: Shame (Novel)

Per Petterson: To Siberia; In the Wake (Novel)

Thorvald Steen: Don Carlos: a letter (Novel)

Rolf Jacobsen: The Roads Have Come to an End Now: Selected and Last Poems; North in the World: Selected Poems; The Silence Afterwards: Selected Poems; Breathing Exercise; Night Open: Selected Poems (Poems)


Nils (Johan) Ringdal: Love for Sale: A Global History of Prostitution. In spite of what the TLS says, Ringdal is not a journalist - he is a well-known professor of history at the University of Oslo, and the author of a number of books. He is also well known as an outspoken practising homosexual, and he has also written a rather personal book about this.The many facets of sex is a subject that is of particular interest to Ringdal, and this book is one result of this.

In Association with Amazon.co.uk
 In Association with Amazon.com
This page was last updated on 09.08.2008 .
You are visitor number:

© janeriks Jan Erik Frantsvåg 2001 Reg.no. NO 983 140 831
Contact me by e-mail: mn@janeriks.no