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Ragnar Hovland
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Hovland in 2013
Born 15 April 1952 ( 1952-04-15) (age 69)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation novelist, essayist, poet and children's writer
Relatives Ragnvald Indrebø (grandfather)
Awards
  • Brage Prize (1992)
  • Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature (2001)
  • Dobloug Prize (2008)
  • Bastian Prize for Children's and Young-Adult Books (2008)

Ragnar Hovland (born 15 April 1952 in Bergen) is a Norwegian novelist, essayist, poet, and writer of children's books.

Personal life

Hovland was born in Bergen to priest Håkon Hovland and schoolteacher Sigrid Indrebø, and grew up in Strandvik and Luster. He was married to Sabine Angelika Rolka from 1978 to 1992, and to Tove Olaug Bakke since 1996.

He was awarded the Brage Prize in 1992 for the children's book Ein motorsykkel i natta. He received the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 2001, for the novel Ei vinterreise.

Awards

  • Brage Prize 1992.
  • Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature 2001
  • Dobloug Prize 2008
  • Bastian Prize for Children's and Young-Adult Books 2008
  • Halvor Folgerø og Finn Tokvam Ler dei no, så har eg vunne: møte med Ragnar Hovland 2012
  • Stille natt (novel) 2011
  • Kunsten å komme heim og andre essay (essays) 2011
  • Dr. Munks popleksikon (reference work / autobiography) 2008
  • Fredlaus (children's and youth book) 2006, 2008
  • 1964 (novel) 2006, 2007
  • Brevet 2006
  • Verdt å vite (trur eg) (essays) 2002
  • Norske gleder (essays) 2002
  • Ei vinterreise 2001
  • Psst! : kubanske notat (poems) 2000
  • Åleine i Alpane 1999
  • Halve sanninga. Tre versjonar 1998
  • Detektivforteljing (Children's book) 1998
  • Guillaume Appollinaire 1996
  • Norrøne gudar 1996
  • Dr. Munks testamente (novel) 1996
  • Katten til Ivar Aasen møter hunden frå Baskerville (poems, Children's book) 1996
  • Eline og Julie tar ferja (novel) 1994
  • Ein dag i Sherwoodskogen (Children's book) 1994
  • Bjørnen Alfred og hunden Samuel forlet pappkartongen (Children's book) 1993
  • Over Bali og Hawaii (drama) 1992
  • Ei lang reise (Children's book) 1992
  • Ein motorsykkel i natta (novel) 1992
  • Gjest Baardsen døyr aleine ved Nilens bredd 1992
  • Paradis (novel) 1991
  • Novelleår (red.) 1990
  • Konspirasjoner (essays) 1990
  • Sjølvmord i Skilpaddekaféen (novel) 1989
  • Mercedes (Young adult) 1989
  • Skrivestadier 1989
  • Utanfor sesongen 1988
  • Love me tender (drama) 1988
  • Emil og kaffikokaren (Children's book) 1987
  • Sjømannen, tante Elida og dei største eventyr (Children's book) 1986
  • Elefantmusikken (poems) 1985
  • Professor Moreaus løyndom (novel) 1985
  • Bussen til Peking (novel) 1984
  • Jakta på Salamanderen (Children's book) 1983
  • Under snøen (novel) 1983
  • Sveve over vatna (novel) 1982, 1988, 1995, 2008
  • Vegen smal og porten trang 1981
  • Den flygjande sykkelen og andre forteljingar (Children's book) 1981
  • Dei siste beat-poetane i Midthordaland (novella) 1981
  • Det får stå til (Children's book) 1980
  • Alltid fleire dagar (novel) 1979, 1978
Awards
Preceded by
first recipient
Recipient of the Brage Prize for children and youth
1992
Succeeded by
Torill Eide
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