Sonja Hagemann

Sonja Hagemann (6 September 1898 – 17 October 1983) was a Norwegian literary historian and literary critic, especially of children's literature. She is primarily known for the monumental Barnelitteratur i Norge (Norwegian Children's Literature I:1965; II:1970; III:1973). [1]

Sonja Hagemann
Born(1898-09-06)6 September 1898
Kristiania, Norway
Died17 October 1983(1983-10-17) (aged 85)
Occupationliterary historian
ChildrenFredrik Hagemann
AwardsArts Council Norway Honorary Award

She was raised in Christiania (now Oslo) Norway. She graduated with a degree in economics at the University of Oslo (1919).[2] She first worked in government service. She worked at Dagbladet as a critic of children's literature (1946-1971). She received the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award (Norsk kulturråds ærespris) in 1980.[3][4] She represented the Liberal Party in Oslo school board.[5] She was a parliamentary ballot candidate from the constituency of Oslo in 1965.[6]

She was married to Otto Holmboe Hagemann (1891–1961) in 1925 and was the mother of geologist Fredrik Hagemann.[7]


  1. ^ Karin Beate Vold. "Sonja Agnes Weyergang Hagemann". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sonja Hagemann". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Norsk kulturråds ærespris". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Æresprisen" (in Norwegian). Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway). Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  5. ^ "Borgelig flertall i Oslo skolestyre". VG (in Norwegian). 2 December 1955. p. 6.
  6. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. XII. 199. Stortingsvalget 1965. Hefte II. Oversikt" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  7. ^ Sten Lundbo. "Fredrik Hagemann". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
Preceded by
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
Succeeded by