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Terje Stigen

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Name  Terje Stigen
Role  Author
Education  University of Oslo

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Died  August 14, 2010, Oslo, Norway
Books  Norway, The crystal ball, Peter Johannes Lookhas: roman
Awards  Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, Gyldendal's Endowment, Riksmal Society Literature Prize
Nominations  Nordic Council's Literature Prize

Terje Stigen (28 June 1922 – 14 August 2010) was a Norwegian author.



Terje Stigen was born on Magerøya in Finnmark, Norway but spent part of his childhood in Tromsø. After his final exams at Nordstrand school in Aker during 1941, he studied philology at the University of Oslo, cand.philol. English majors in 1947.)

He wrote 44 novels and short story collections, almost a new year, besides radio plays and numerous articles. Besides novels and short story collections, he wrote a series of radio plays for Radioteatret. Stigen debuted as an author in 1950 with publication of his novel To døgn. He wrote numerous books, mostly novels, but also a number of lectures and radio dramas. He wrote in Bokmål, the more common of the two Norwegian languages. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.


  • 1954 – Gyldendal's Endowment
  • 1957 – Riksmål Society Literature Prize
  • 1963 – Norwegian Booksellers' Prize
  • 1987 – Nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize
  • Films based on Terje Stigens novels

  • 1975 Min Marion, starring Nils R. Müller
  • 1963 Elskere, starring Nils R. Müller
  • References

    Terje Stigen Wikipedia

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