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Tor Obrestad (born 12 February 1938) is a Norwegian novelist, poet and documentary writer.

Tor Obrestad
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Born (1938-02-12) 12 February 1938 (age 81)
, Norway
OccupationNovelist, poet and documentary writer
GenrePoetry, short stories, biography

Obrestad was born in . He made his literary debut in 1966 with two books, the poetry collection Kollisjon and a collection of short stories, Vind, and received Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris for these two books. He was a member of the so-called Profil generation in 1968, the circle attached to the literary magazine Profil.[1] He has written biographies on Arne Garborg, Hulda Garborg, Alexander Kielland and Einar Førde.



  1. ^ "Obrestad, Tor – Bakgrunn" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-10-14.