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Marie Takvam
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Takvam in 1965
Born
Marie Ragnhild Skylstad

(1926-12-05)5 December 1926
Ørsta, Norway
Died 28 January 2008(2008-01-28) (aged 81)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation poet, children's writer, novelist, playwright and actress
Children Magnus Takvam

Marie Ragnhild Takvam (née Skylstad; December 5, 1926 – January 28, 2008) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, writer of children's books, playwright and actress.

Biography

Takvam was born at Ørsta in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Her parents were Johan Skylstad (1883-1974) and Martha Sperre (1901-1983). She grew up at Hjørundfjord in Sunnmøre as the eldest of five siblings of a farm family. After graduation artium at Nordfjordeid in 1945, she moved to Oslo together with her future husband Johannes Takvam (1925-2003). They were married during 1950; their marriage dissolved in 1975. Takvam studied psychology at the University of Oslo, but had to cancel her studies when her eldest son was born. She was the mother of journalist Magnus Takvam.

Takvam worked in the 1950s and 1960s as program leader for the children's programming at NRK. She published 12 poetry collections over a 45-year period. She made her literary debut in 1952 with the poetry collection Dåp under sju stjerner. Among her other collections are Merke etter liv from 1962, Brød og tran from 1969, and Falle og reise seg att from 1980.

Marie Takvam was awarded several literary including the Dobloug Prize in 1983, and the Nynorsk Literature Prize in 1997 and Melsomprisen in 1998. She died during 2008 at Ljabruhjemmet in Oslo and was buried at Vestre gravlund.

  • Dåp under sju stjerner, 1952
  • Syngjande kjelder, 1954
  • Merke etter liv, 1962
  • Mosaikk i lys, 1965
  • Brød og tran, 1969
  • Auger, hender, 1975
  • Dansaren, 1975
  • Falle og reise seg att, 1980
  • Brevet frå Alexandra, 1981
  • Aldrande drabantby, 1987
  • Rognebær, 1990
  • Dikt i samling, 1997

Filmography

  • Åpenbaringen (1977)
  • Det tause flertall (1977)
  • Hvem har bestemt? (1978)
  • Løperjenten (1981)
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