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Thorbjørn Egner

Norwegian artist and writer (1912-1990)

1912   -   1990

country of citizenship: Norway
languages spoken, written or signed: Norwegian
educated at: Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry
occupation: writer, illustrator, translator, composer, screenwriter, songwriter, children's writer
award received: Spellemann Award for children's record of the year, Bokkunstprisen, Cappelen Prize, Oslo City Culture Award, Peer Gynt Literary Award, Order of St. Olav

Thorbjørn Egner (12 December 1912 – 24 December 1990) was a Norwegian playwright, songwriter and illustrator known principally for his books, plays and musicals for children. He is principally associated with his narratives for children including Karius og Baktus (1949) and Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by (1955).
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