|Born||6 December 1942 (age 80)|
Herbjørg Wassmo (born 6 December 1942) is a Norwegian author.
She was born in Vesterålen and worked as a teacher in northern Norway until beginning her career as an author. Her first published work was a collection of poems, "Vingeslag" ("Beating of Wings"). Her major breakthrough was her first novel, "Huset med den blinde glassveranda" ("The House with the Blind Glass Porch") in 1981.
Her 1989 novel, Dinas bok (Dina's Book), was made into a film titled I Am Dina in 2002, starring Maria Bonnevie and Gérard Depardieu.
- Vingeslag (poetry, 1976)
- Flotid (poetry, 1977)
- Huset med den blinde glassveranda (novel - Volume I of the Tora trilogy, 1981 - published in English as The House with the Blind Glass Windows)
- Det stumme rommet (novel - Volume II of the Tora trilogy, 1983)
- Juni-vinter (play, 1983)
- Veien å gå (documentary novel, 1984)
- Mellomlanding (play, 1985)
- Hudløs himmel (novel - Volume III of the Tora trilogy, 1986)
- Dinas bok (novel - Volume I of the Dina trilogy, 1989 - published in English translation as Dina's Book)
- Lite grønt bilde i stor blå ramme (poetry, 1991)
- Lykkens sønn (novel - Volume II of the Dina trilogy, 1992 - published in English translation as Dina's Son)
- Reiser - fire fortellinger (1995)
- Hemmelig torsdag i treet (children's book, 1996)
- Karnas arv (novel - - Volume III of the Dina trilogy, 1997)
- Det sjuende møte (novel, 2000)
- Flukten fra Frank (novel, 2003)
- Et glass melk takk (novel, 2006)
- Hundre år (novel, 2009)
- Disse øyeblikk (novel, 2013)
- Den som ser (novel, 2017)
- Mitt menneske (novel, 2021)
- Kritikerprisen 1981, for Huset med den blinde glassveranda
- Bokhandlerprisen 1983, for Det stumme rommet
- Nordland fylkes kulturpris 1986
- The Nordic Council's Literature Prize (Nordisk Råds litteraturpris) 1987, for Hudløs himmel
- Gyldendal's Endowment 1991
- Amalie Skram-prisen 1997
- Prix Jean Monnét 1998 (France)
References and notes
- ^ a b "Herbjørg Wassmo". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- ^ Herbjørg Wassmo (translated by R. Lloyd & A. Simpson) (1987). The House with the Blind Glass Windows. Seal Press, Seattle, Washington. ISBN 1-878067-59-1.
- ^ Herbjørg Wassmo - translated by Nadia Christensen (1996). Dina's Book. Arcade Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 1559703482.
- ^ Herbjørg Wassmo - translated by Nadia Christensen (2001). Dina's Son. Black Swan Publishing. ISBN 0552998257.
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- 1942 births
- Living people
- Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature winners
- 20th-century Norwegian novelists
- 21st-century Norwegian novelists
- Norwegian women novelists
- 20th-century Norwegian poets
- Nordic Council Literature Prize winners
- Norwegian women poets
- 21st-century Norwegian women writers
- 20th-century Norwegian women writers