Nikolaj Frobenius

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Nikolaj Frobenius (b.1965) is a novelist and screenwriter known for his talent in juxtaposing the past and present, fact and fiction. Frobenius’ novels have been translated into numerous languages and he has since his international literary breakthrough in 1996 received many international awards.

He made his debut with the poetry and essay collection, Whirl/Virvl, in 1986. He received his breakthrough both in Norway and abroad in 1996 with his novel Latour’s Catalogue. Frobenius studied film at The London Institute and has written several film scripts, including the thriller Insomnia (1997), which was subsequently produced in a new version in Hollywood. Nikolaj Frobenius was the editor of Vinduet, a literary quarterly, from 1998 – 2000 and has also worked as a feature film consultant for some years.

Frobenius’ trademark is an assured talent and a linguistic skill beyond the norm. In his writing he switches between real, fictitious and historical scenarios with supreme confidence and moves effortless in time and space. A central theme in several of his novels is the juxtaposition of the present and the past.

Foreign Sales: Nikolaj Frobenius’ oevre is now translated into 18 languages: British English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

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