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Britt Karin Larsen (born 16 April 1945) is a Norwegian poet, author and government scholar. Larsen debuted as a poet in 1978 with 5 mg blues og andre dikt, and has published many poetry collections and novels since. She is best known for her novel trilogy about Norwegian and Swedish Travellers, De som ser etter tegn (1997), De usynliges by (1998) and Sangen om løpende hester (1999). The trilogy has been called a literary monument for Romany people in Norway. Larsen was given the Norsk PEN's highest freedom prize, the Ossietzky-prisen, in 2000.


  • Gyldendal's Endowment 1993
  • Sarpsborgprisen 1998
  • Hedmark fylkeskommunes kulturpris 1998
  • Ossietzky-prisen 2000
  • Riksmålsforbundets litteraturpris 2001
  • Amalie Skram-prisen 2001
  • Dobloug-prisen 2014
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