Finn Carling

Finn Carling (1 October 1925 – 12 March 2004) was a Norwegian novelist, playwright, poet and essayist.[citation needed]

Finn Carling
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Finn Carling in 1974
Born(1925-10-01)1 October 1925
Oslo, Norway
Died12 March 2004(2004-03-12) (aged 78)
OccupationNovelist, playwright, poet and essayist
AwardsRiksmål Society Literature Prize (1970)
Gyldendal's Endowment (1976)
Dobloug Prize (1986)
Aschehoug Prize (1987)
Arts Council Norway Honorary Award (1999)


He was born in Oslo, Norway. He took artium in 1945 and studied psychology at the University of Oslo from 1945-49. He followed with a course of study of sociology, history and literature at Howard University in Washington, D.C. during 1957-58. [1]

He made his literary debut in 1949 with Broen (two short stories and a one-act play). He had authorship of several genres, and became a key figure in Norwegian post-war literature. Carling had innate cerebral palsy. He described his childhood and adolescence with this disability in the autobiographical novel Kilden og muren (1958).[2][3]

He died during 2004 and was buried at Voksen kirkegård in Oslo.[4]



  1. ^ "Finn Carling". Allkunne. May 16, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Skei, Hans H. "Finn Carling". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ Skei, Hans H; Moi, Morten. "Finn Carling". In Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Æresprisen" (in Norwegian). Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway). Retrieved 2008-10-26.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Louis Muinzer. "Finn Carling: A Personal Introduction". World Literature Today. Vol. 70, No. 2 (Spring, 1996), pp. 277-282. JSTOR 40152043. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Preceded by
Sverre Fehn
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
Succeeded by
Anne Brown
Preceded by
Pål Sundvor
Recipient of the Gyldendal's Endowment
1976 (shared with Sigurd Evensmo)
Succeeded by
Jan Jakob Tønseth