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Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth Norwegian author

Norwegian author
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Norwegian author
Is Writer Screenwriter
From Norway
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Literature
Gender female
Birth 19 July 1959, Oslo
Age: 60 years
Star sign CancerCancer
The details

Vigdis Hjorth (born 19 July 1959) is a Norwegian novelist. She grew up in Oslo, and has studied philosophy, literature and political science. In 1983, she published her first novel, the children's book "Pelle-Ragnar i den gule gården" for which she received Norsk kulturråd's debut award. Her first book for an adult audience was "Drama med Hilde" (1987). "Om bare" from 2001 is considered her most important novel, and a roman à clef. She has mentioned Dag Solstad, Bertold Brecht and Louis-Ferdinand Céline as important literary influences. Hjorth has three children and lives in Asker.

Select publications

  • Gjennom skogen (Through the Forest), 1986
  • Med hånden på hjertet (Cross My Heart), 1989
  • Fransk åpning (French Opening), 1992
  • Død sheriff (Dead Sheriff), 1995
  • Ubehaget i kulturen (The Cultural Malaise). Co-author with Arild Linneberg, 1995
  • Takk, ganske bra (Very Nicely, Thank you), 1998
  • En erotisk forfatters bekjennelser (An Erotic Authors Confessions), 1999
  • Hva er det med mor (What's wrong with Mother), 2000
  • Om bare (If only), 2001
  • Fordeler og ulemper ved å være til (The Pros and Cons of Being Alive), 2005
  • Hjulskift (Wheel Change), 2006
  • Tredje person entall, 2008
  • Snakk til meg (Talk to me), 2010
  • Et norsk hus , 2015
  • Arv og miljø , 2016

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