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Jan Roar Leikvoll in 2013

Jan Roar Leikvoll (7 June 1974 – 1 August 2014) was a Norwegian author. He was born in Bergen.

Leikvoll made his debut in 2008 with the novel A Winter Story, followed by The Violins (2010), The Bovara Monastery (2012) and The Songbird in 2013.

He was awarded Nynorsk Literature Prize for The Violins and Stig Sæterbakkens memorial prize for his three first novels. Leikvoll died on 1 August 2014 from a brain tumor, aged 40.

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