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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 Died at 87 (1926-2013)

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Henrik Ibsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Henrik Ibsen Died at 78 (1828-1906)

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Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Edvard Grieg Died at 64 (1843-1907)

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Liv Ullmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Liv Ullmann age 79

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Knut Hamsun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Knut Hamsun Died at 93 (1859-1952)

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

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Anne-Cath. Vestly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Anne-Cath. Vestly Died at 88 (1920-2008)

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Sigrid Undset is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Sigrid Undset Died at 67 (1882-1949)

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Tarjei Vesaas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Tarjei Vesaas Died at 73 (1897-1970)

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Ludvig Holberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Ludvig Holberg Died at 70 (1684-1754)

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Arne Skouen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Arne Skouen Died at 90 (1913-2003)

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Aksel Hennie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Aksel Hennie age 42

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Died at 78 (1832-1910)

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Jostein Gaarder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Jo Nesbø is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Jo Nesbø age 57

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Johan Borgen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Johan Borgen Died at 77 (1902-1979)

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Joachim Trier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Joachim Trier age 43

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Pjotr Sapegin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Pjotr Sapegin age 62

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Ketil Bjørnstad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Bent Hamer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Bent Hamer age 61

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Fam Ekman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Fam Ekman age 71

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Jens Bjørneboe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Jens Bjørneboe Died at 56 (1920-1976)

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Jon Fosse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Jon Fosse age 58

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Tutte Lemkow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Tutte Lemkow Died at 73 (1918-1991)

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Nils Gaup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Nils Gaup age 62

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Erlend Loe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Erlend Loe age 48

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Hans Petter Moland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Per Petterson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Per Petterson age 65

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Ragnar Hovland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Margit Sandemo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Torill Kove is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Torill Kove age 59

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Harald Rosenløw Eeg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Johan Bojer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Johan Bojer Died at 87 (1872-1959)

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Kristen Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Kristen Nygaard Died at 76 (1926-2002)

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Atle Antonsen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Atle Antonsen age 48

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Aksel Sandemose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Aksel Sandemose Died at 66 (1899-1965)

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Margreth Olin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Margreth Olin age 47

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Roy Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Roy Jacobsen age 63

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Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Edvard Munch Died at 81 (1863-1944)

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Vibeke Løkkeberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Anja Breien is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Anja Breien age 77

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Harald Zwart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Harald Zwart age 52

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Sigurd Hoel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Sigurd Hoel Died at 70 (1890-1960)

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Jason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Jason age 52

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Tancred Ibsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Tancred Ibsen Died at 85 (1893-1978)

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Henrik Elvestad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Ingvar Ambjørnsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Norway

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Frode Grytten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Frode Grytten age 57

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Alexander Kielland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Alexander Kielland Died at 57 (1849-1906)

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Grete Waitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Norway
Grete Waitz Died at 58 (1953-2011)