Kåre Holt

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1916 – 1997

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Who was Kåre Holt?

Kåre Holt was a Norwegian author.

His initial work was published in 1939, a children’s book named Tore Kramkar. As his career progressed, Holt wrote many children’s books, plays, radio plays, biographies, and historical novels. The trilogy Kongen about King Sverre Sigurdsson is considered his principal work. He is also remembered for his mythologically-based novels about icons of Norwegian history, among others Kappløpet about Roald Amundsen which created a sensation when it was published in 1974.

Holt won The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature 1954, for Mennesker ved en grense. Holt was nominated three times for the The Nordic Council's Literature Prize: in 1966 for the novel Kongen—Mannen fra utskjæret, in 1970 for the novel Kongen—Hersker og trell and in 1979 for the novel Sønn av jord og himmel.

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Born
Oct 10, 1916
Våle
Also known as
  • Kare Holt
Nationality
  • Norway
Profession
Died
Mar 15, 1997
Holmestrand

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on July 23, 2013

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