Author: Brit Bildøen
 
 
Brit Bildøen (b. 1962) is one of Norway’s most beloved and well acclaimed authors.

Bildøen made her literary debut in 1991 with a collection of poetry «Bilde av menn» (Pictures of men). In 1998 she had her literary breakthrough with the novel «Tvillingfeber» (Twin fever). For this she was nominated to the Brage prize for best novel and awarded the Oslo prize and Nynorsk literary prize. For her third novel, «Landfastlykke» (Landlocked), 2001, she was awarded the Melsom Prize and Sigmund Skard-scholarship. Both her last novels «Alt som er» (All there is), 2004, and «Mitt milde vesen» (My gentle self), 2006, have been praised by the critics.

Bildøen has translated several novels and children’s books, and is also a children’s books author herself. In 2009 she published a collection of essays called «Litterær Salong» with readings of Gertrude Stein, Doris Lessing, Elfriede Jelinek and other women writers.

Brit Bildøen was born in Ålesund and grew up on the island Aukra in Møre og Romsdal. She now lives in Oslo.


 

«Playful, beautiful, hilarious and utterly compelling -- a novel bursting with literary energy."
- Linn Ullmann on «Adam Hiort's journey»
«Beautifully and visually on anger, silence and love … and confirms that Bildøen is one of our best contemporary novelists.»
- Maya Troberg, Dagbladet on «My gentle self»
«Moving and magnificent … A totally unusual family saga, told in a beautiful and translucent language.»
- Torunn Borge, Dagsavisen on «All there is»