|Born||26 April 1951|
|Occupation||illustrator, children's writer, non-fiction writer, novelist and government scholar|
|Awards|| Cappelen Prize |
Tor Bomann-Larsen (born 26 April 1951) is a Norwegian illustrator, children's writer, non-fiction writer, novelist and government scholar.
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Tor Bomann-Larsen was born in Jevnaker, Oppland, and started his career as a satirical illustrator for various newspapers, including Friheten , Ny tid, Dagbladet , Nationen and Arbederbladet. He has written biographies of explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen and writer Sigurd Christiansen.
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Events in the year 1951 in Norway.
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