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Ari Behn
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Ari Behn in 2013
Born
Ari Mikael Bjørshol

(1972-09-30)30 September 1972
Died 25 December 2019(2019-12-25) (aged 47)
Alma mater University of Oslo
Occupation Author
Home town Moss, Norway
Spouse(s)
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
(m. 2002; div. 2017)
Children 3

Ari Mikael Behn (né Bjørshol, 30 September 1972 – 25 December 2019) was a Danish-born Norwegian writer. He wrote three novels, two collections of short stories and a book about his wedding.

His 1999 short stories collection Trist som faen ("Sad as hell") sold about 100,000 copies. His books have been translated into Swedish, Danish, German, Hungarian, and Icelandic as well as French. In the spring of 2011, Behn made his debut as a playwright with Treningstimen.

He was married to Princess Märtha Louise from 2002 to 2017. They had three children.

Behn died at his home in Lommedalen on 25 December 2019, aged 47.

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