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Famous Writers from Norway

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List of famous writers from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Norway is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Norwegian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Norway and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List writers range from Jon Ewo to Odd Langholm.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Norwegian writers?" and "Which writers are from Norway?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Norway in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Norway, but they're all of Norway descent.
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    Richard Matheson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Richard Matheson Allendale, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Henrik Ibsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Henrik Ibsen Skien, Norway

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    Bergen, Norway

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    Knut Hamsun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Knut Hamsun Lom, Norway

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    Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Lars Saabye Christensen Oslo, Norway

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    Rena, Norway

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    Kalundborg, Denmark

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    Vinje, Norway

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    Bergen, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Aksel Hennie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Aksel Hennie Oslo, Norway

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    Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Kvikne, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Copenhagen, Denmark

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Sandefjord, Norway

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    Stockholm, Sweden

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    Kristiansand, Norway

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    Haugesund, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Kautokeino, Norway

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    Trondheim, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Bergen, Norway

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    Lena, Norway

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    Hamar, Norway

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    Tønsberg, Norway

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    Johan Bojer Orkdal, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Lillehammer, Norway

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    Aksel Sandemose Nykøbing Mors, Denmark

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    Margreth Olin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Margreth Olin Europe, Stranda, Northern Europe

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Ådalsbruk, Løten, Norway

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    Bergen, Norway

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    Oslo, Norway

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    Harald Zwart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Harald Zwart Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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    Molde, Norway

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    Gausdal, Norway

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    Tønsberg, Norway

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    Bergen, Norway

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    Stavanger, Norway

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    Grete Waitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

    Grete Waitz Oslo, Norway

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