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Frode Grytten

Frode Grytten (b 1960, Norway) is an author based in Bergen. 

He grew up in Odda, and the Hardanger area of Norway is often an integral part of his fiction. He made his debut in 1983 with a poetry collection, Start, and has published prolifically ever since, across a wide range of genres: novels, short story collections, nonfiction, travel writing, and children’s literature. He has also worked as a journalist for both Bergens Tidende and Dagbladet. 

His novel Bikubesong received the Brage Prize in 1999 and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. The short-story collection Rom ved havet, rom i byen was the recipient of both the Nynorsk Literature Prize (in 2007) and the Melsom Prize (in 2008). His latest release is Landet bortanfor landet. Område 51 (2019). His writing has been translated into numerous languages, including English, German and Chinese.

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