Bergljot Hobæk Haff, Norwegian novelist, Died at 90

Bergljot Hobæk Haff was born on May 1, 1925, and died on February 12, 2016.

She was a Norwegian novelist.

After completing her education, Bergljot traveled to Denmark, and taught there for 24 years before returning to Oslo.

In 1956, Bergljot made her debut with the novel Raset.

Bergljot Hobæk Haff books are translated into languages as English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Lithuanian.

Bergljot Hobæk Haff was given the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1962 for Bålet (Fire).

Haff also received the Dobloug Prize in 1985, the Norwegian Academy Prize in 1988 and the Aschehoug Prize in 1989.

Bergljot also was earned the Brage Prize in 1996 for Skammen, the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature 1996, for Skammen (Shame) and the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1996.

Bergljot Hobæk Haff has been nominated twice for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, once for Den guddommelige tragedie and again for Renhetens pris.

Bergljot Hobæk Haff passed away at 90 yrs old.