Christiansen, Rune

Brage Prize 2014
Gyldendal Prize 2014
Riksmålsforbundet’s Literary Prize 2009
Oslo Prize 2007
Dobloug Prize 2003
Språklig samling’s Literary Prize 1998
Halldis More Vesaas Prize 1996
Oktober Prize 1994

Rune Christiansen (b. 1963) became an important figure in the Norwegian literary landscape already with the publication of his first book, the poetry collection Where the Train Leaves the Sea, in 1986. Though he was initially known as a groundbreaking poet, Christiansen has increasingly turned his attention to prose, having published a string of acclaimed novels since 2003: Intimacy (2003), The Absence of Music (2007), Chrysantemum (2009) and The Loneliness in Lydia Erneman’s Life (2014). Hailed by many critics as best work so far, the latter won the national book award, the Brage, and was shortlisted for both the Critics’ Prize for fiction, the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize and the P2 Listeners’ Novel Prize.

Christiansen has also translated poets such as Frank Kuppner, Alain Bosquet and Edmond Jabés, and edits a select series of contemporary poetry in translation for his publisher, Forlaget Oktober.

Bibliography:

2011 Jeg har tenkt meg til de elysiske sletter (poems)
2009 Krysantemum (novel)
2007 Fraværet av musikk (novel)
2004 Samlede dikt (poems)
2003 Intimiteten (novel)
2002 Om morgenen den 25. Februar 1848 (essays)
2002 om trær som vokser seg skakke i trange skyggefulle hager, men som likevel (eller nettopp derfor) gjør inntrykk og som man husker livet ut (poems)
2000 På ditt aller vakreste (novel)
1999 Etter alltid (poems)
1998 Lett ferd: Dikt i utvalg (poems)
1997 Steve McQueen er død (novel)
1996 AntiCamera (poems)
1994 Motormelkeveien (poems)
1993 En følsom tid (poems)
1992 Dypt mørke (novel)
1991 Skilpaddedøgn (poems)
1990 Hvalene i Glasgow (novel)
1989 I dødvanne (poems)
Photographer: Morten Brun

Selected bibliography & translations

Year Norwegian title English Title Rights sold to Foreign publisher
2014 Ensomheten i Lydia Ernemans liv The Loneliness in Lydia Erneman's Life
Danish Batzer

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