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Sigbjørn Hølmebakk


Sigbjørn Hølmebakk was born in 1922 in Feda (now Kvinesdal) in Vest-Agder. After attending trading school, he worked for a few years in Oslo. In 1943 he returned to Feda to take over the small family farm. His first published work was a collection of stories in 1950. He went on to write stories and novels, as well as film scrips and radio plays. Several of his works were made into films. He was active in the popular movement against nuclear weapons in Norway.He was a socialist and wrote a famous article in the press about the persecution of communists and other radicals. He was married several times and had eight children. He died in 1981.

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1950 Ikke snakk om høsten (stories)
1954 Det hvite fjellet(novel)
1956 Menneskefiskeren (novel)
1959 Salve sauegjeter (children’s)
1959 Emigranten (novel)
1964 Fimbulvinteren (novel)
1966 Hurra for Andersens (novel)
1970 Jentespranget (novel)
1973 Tolv trøndere og to andre fortellinger (stories)
1974 Hundevakt, grålysning (articles)
1975 Karjolsteinen (The Carriage Stone) (novel)
1978 Sønnen (novel)
1983 Fredlaustona(incomplete novel)
1992 Liljer i snøen (stories and travel)
2004 13 noveller (stories)