Tor Bomann-Larsen

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Tor Bomann-Larsen
Born (1951-04-26) 26 April 1951 (age 68)
Jevnaker, Norway
Occupationillustrator, children's writer, non-fiction writer, novelist and government scholar
Awards Cappelen Prize
Brage Prize

Tor Bomann-Larsen (born 26 April 1951) is a Norwegian illustrator, children's writer, non-fiction writer, novelist and government scholar.

Norwegian language North Germanic language spoken in Norway

Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties; some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are not mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them. While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.

Government scholar is a position awarded by the Parliament of Norway upon the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research and funded directly over the State budget of Norway. The position can be "for life" or for a limited period of time, although modern appointments usually are "for life." The scholarships are awarded to a select number of persons whose work is deemed important for the society, and who may engage in research, culture or other societal areas. As they are appointed directly by parliament, they are considered political appointees. As of 2011, there were 30 government scholars in Norway; 23 men and 7 women. All appointees were included in the Norwegian State Calendar until it ceased publication in 2012.


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. [1] [2]

Jevnaker Municipality in Oppland, Norway

Jevnaker is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Jevnaker with a population of 4,302.

Oppland County (fylke) of Norway

Oppland[²ɔplɑn](listen) was a county in Norway until January 1. 2020 with borders to the counties Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. The county administration was in Lillehammer.


Friheten is a biweekly newspaper, published by the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP).

He was awarded the Cappelen Prize for 1993, [3] and the Brage Prize for non-fiction in 2004. [4] The Brage Pize was awarded for Bomann-Larsens second volume of his biographie of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway. After seven volumes, the latest published in 2016, the time period covers more than 70 years, from the birth of royal princess Maud of Wales in 1869 until the relationship between The US president Franklin D Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha during World War II.

The Cappelen Prize is a Norwegian literary award that was established in 1979 by the publishing company J.W. Cappelens Forlag, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publishing house. It has not been awarded after J.W. Cappelens Forlag merged with N. W. Damm & Søn to Cappelen Damm in 2007.

Brage Prize most important Norvegian literary award

The Brage Prize is a Norwegian literature prize that is awarded annually by the Norwegian Book Prize foundation. The prize recognizes recently published Norwegian literature.

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  1. Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Tor Bomann-Larsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  2. Smit, Toril. "Tor Bomann-Larsen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  3. Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Litteratur. Cappelenprisen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  4. "Tidligere vinnere av Brageprisen" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
Preceded by
Axel Jensen
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
Succeeded by
no award for 1994