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List of the most popular authors from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Norwegian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Norwegian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Norway?" and "Who are the best Norwegian authors?"

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Richard Matheson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Richard Matheson I Am Legend, Hell House, A Stir of Echoes

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Henrik Ibsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Henrik Ibsen The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, An Enemy of the People

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Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Edvard Grieg Grieg and Schumann Piano Concertos, Norwegian Dances and Other Works, Letters to colleagues and friends

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Gene Dalby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Gene Dalby Øm ulv, Linedanser på piggtråd, Frostknuter

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Terje Holtet Larsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Terje Holtet Larsen

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Knut Hamsun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Knut Hamsun Growth of the Soil, Hunger, Benoni

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Liv Ullmann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Liv Ullmann Briefe an mein Enkelkind. Großdruck, Wandlungen

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Thor Heyerdahl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Thor Heyerdahl Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft, Aku Aku, American Indians in the Pacific

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Anne-Cath. Vestly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Anne-Cath. Vestly Kostemarsj på Tirilltoppen, Ole Aleksander får skjorte, Eight Children Move House

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Sigrid Undset is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Sigrid Undset The Cross, The snake pit, Frühling

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Tarjei Vesaas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Tarjei Vesaas Spring Night, Ein vakker dag, The Ice Palace

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Harald Rosenløw Eeg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Harald Rosenløw Eeg Inside out, Anything but the curriculum, Yatzy

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Magnhild, Sigurd Jorsalfar, Arne

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Johan Borgen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Johan Borgen Dager på Grini, Borgen om bøker^! fremmed, Frigjøringsdag

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Jens Bjørneboe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jens Bjørneboe The sharks, Moment of freedom, Semmelweis

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Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Lars Saabye Christensen The Half Brother, Kamelen i mitt hjerte, Saabyes cirkus

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Ludvig Holberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Ludvig Holberg Jeppe Of The Hill, Three comedies: The transformed peasant^! The Arabian powder^! The healing spring, Erasmus Montanus

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Jostein Gaarder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jostein Gaarder Sophie's World, Through a Glass^! Darkly, The Ringmaster's Daughter

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Jon Fosse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jon Fosse Stengd gitar, Besøk, Visites - variations sur la mort

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Jo Nesbø is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jo Nesbø The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Snowman

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Johan Bojer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Johan Bojer A pilgrimage, Læregutt, The last of the vikings

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Arne Skouen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Arne Skouen Ballerina

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Thorbjørn Egner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Thorbjørn Egner When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town, Karius and Bactus, Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen

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Alexander Kielland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Alexander Kielland Agerhøns med champagne, The battle of Waterloo, Arbeidsfolk

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Erlend Loe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Erlend Loe L, Naïve. Super, Maria og José

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Sigurd Hoel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Sigurd Hoel Meeting at the Milestone, The troll circle, Veien til verdens ende

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Herbjørg Wassmo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Herbjørg Wassmo Dina's Book, Ciel cruel, La Véranda aveugle

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Fam Ekman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Fam Ekman Jente i bitar, Hva skal vi gjøre med lille Jill?, Kall meg onkel Alf

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Grete Waitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Grete Waitz Run Your First Marathon, Conquer stress with Grete Waitz, Guide to Running

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Ketil Bjørnstad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Ketil Bjørnstad The story of Edvard Munch

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Aksel Sandemose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Aksel Sandemose Felicias bryllup, A fugitive crosses his tracks, Aksel Sandemose and Canada

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Jason is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jason Why Are You Doing This?, The Last Musketeer, You Can't Get There From Here

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John Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
John Paulsen Et haab, Paa skogstien, Den ærgjerrige

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Margit Sandemo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Margit Sandemo Den mörka sanningen, Vargens lilla lamm, Ensam i världen

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Rolf Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Rolf Jacobsen Tenk på noe annet, The roads have come to an end now, liten kvast med tusenfryd og fire rare løk

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Ragnar Hovland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Ragnar Hovland Elefantmusikken, Norrøne gudar, Ein Dag i Sherwood-skogen

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Frode Grytten is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Frode Grytten Bikubesong, Rom ved havet^! rom i byen, Dublin

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Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Edvard Munch Edvard Munch, Edvard Munch etchings, Munch/Nolde

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Per Petterson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Per Petterson To Siberia, Out Stealing Horses, In the Wake

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Arnulf Øverland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Arnulf Øverland Den rykende tande

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Kristen Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Kristen Nygaard Theoretical Aspects of Monte Carlo Methods

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Pål Bang-Hansen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Pål Bang-Hansen Dager med Douglas, Norske filmplakatar 1917–1988, 24 ganger i sekundet

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Helge Ingstad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Helge Ingstad Øst for den store bre, Westward to Vinland, The Norse Discovery of America: Vol. 1

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Tormod Haugen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Tormod Haugen Georg liebt Gloria. ( Ab 8 J.), Farlig ferd, Los Pajaros de La Noche

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Karin Fossum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Karin Fossum He Who Fears the Wolf, When the Devil Holds the Candle, Don't Look Back

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Linn Ullmann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Linn Ullmann Grace, Når jeg er hos deg, Nåde

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Jonas Lie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Jonas Lie The Pilot and His Wife, Fremsynte, Faustina Strozzi

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Per Schreiner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Per Schreiner Den brysomme mannen

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Roy Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Roy Jacobsen The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles, Frost, Seierherrene

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Arne Lygre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Norway
Arne Lygre Mann uten hensikt, Man Without Purpose, Tid inne (In Time)