Jan Roar Leikvoll (7 June 1974 – 1 August 2014) was a Norwegian novelist.
In 2002-2003 he studied creative writing at the Academy Skrivekunstakademiet at Bergen.
Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwriting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.
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He published four novels: Eit vintereventyr ("A Winter Story", 2008), Fiolinane ("The Violins", 2010), Bovara (2012), and Songfuglen ("The Songbird", 2013), all on the publishing house Det Norske Samlaget.
Det Norske Samlaget is a Norwegian publishing house founded on 24 March 1868 with the aim to promote and publish books in Landsmål, now known as Nynorsk.
He was awarded the Nynorsk Literature Prize for "The Violins"and Stig Sæterbakken's memorial prize for his three first novels. He was also awarded the Bokhandelens forfatterstipend in 2013, a grant for writers by the Norwegian Booksellers Association.
The Nynorsk Literature Prize is awarded annually by Noregs Mållag, Det Norske Teatret and Det Norske Samlaget for the best book in either Nynorsk or dialect. The award is presented for the best novel, poetry, novellas, or drama in the past year.
Stig Sæterbakken was a Norwegian author. He wrote novels, essays and poems, and worked as a translator.
The Norwegian Booksellers Association is a Norwegian interest group. Its purpose is "looking after the interests of the booksellers and working to strengthen the position of literature and books in society". It awards the annual Norwegian Booksellers' Prize (Bokhandlerprisen).
Leikvoll was open about living with a brain tumor a big part of his life.He died on 1 August 2014.
A brain tumor occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain. There are two main types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Cancerous tumors can be divided into primary tumors, which start within the brain, and secondary tumors, which have spread from elsewhere, known as brain metastasis tumors. All types of brain tumors may produce symptoms that vary depending on the part of the brain involved. These symptoms may include headaches, seizures, problems with vision, vomiting and mental changes. The headache is classically worse in the morning and goes away with vomiting. Other symptoms may include difficulty walking, speaking or with sensations. As the disease progresses, unconsciousness may occur.
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