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List of notable or famous novelists from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Norway and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Norway is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Norway?" These prominent novelists of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian novelists.

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Alexander Lange Kielland was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "The Four Greats" in Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1849-1906)

Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Profession: Novelist

Credits: Tørres Snørtevold

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Bente Pedersen is a Norwegian novelist. She has written many historical novels, for example Raija, Rosa, Sara, Liljene and Huset arent. Pedersen has also written many individual books: Mannen som fløy Vi står han av Best uten ball? ...more

Age: 54

Profession: Novelist

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Berit Bertling Cappelen is a Norwegian novelist. She lives in Oslo. She was twice denied admittance to the Norwegian Authors Association. ...more

Age: 49

Profession: Novelist

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Erlend Erichsen


Age: 40

Profession: Novelist