Nikolaj Frobenius

Norwegian writer

1965   -  

country of citizenship: Norway
languages spoken, written or signed: Norwegian
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Norwegian P2 listener's literature award

Nikolaj Frobenius (born September 29, 1965) is a Norwegian novelist and screen writer. Frobenius was born in Oslo, but grew up at Rykkinn. He studied film writing and research at LCP, London. He has written several books and screenplays, including the screenplay for the classic Nordic film thriller Insomnia, which was adapted into a major Hollywood production in 2002. His international breakthrough as a novelist came with the novel "Latours katalog" (1996). His books have been translated into twentyfive languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Danish. His novels have received critical acclaim both in Norway and internationally, and he has won several literary prizes for his writing. Nikolaj Frobenius is a former editor of the periodical Vinduet and worked as a commissioning editor for Norsk filmfond from 2005 to 2008. Frobenius has written several successful screenplays, including Dragonfly (2001). In 2011 he adapted his own novel, the semi-autobiographical "Teori og praksis" into the film "Sønner av Norge" (Sons of Norway). In 2018 he published the novel «Notes from the Congo». The psychological thriller «Swann Song» is published by Gyldendal in 2021. He continues to write scripts for film and television. He lives and writes in Oslo.
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