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Name: Johan Bojer  
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Date of Birth: 6th March 1872
Place of Birth: Orkanger, Norway
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Johan Bojer (March 6, 1872--July 3, 1959) was a Norwegian author.

He was born in the Trondelag region of Trondheim, and died in Oslo. He grew up as a foster child in a poor family, learning early the realities of poverty. His early years were spent working on a farm and working as a bookkeeper.

His literary work began in the 1890’s, and continued to gather strength through the 1920’s. Because of the range of topics he addressed, he is as famous internationally as within Norway.

He is well known for his contributions to Norwegian emigration literature in "The Emigrants", a major novel dealing with the motivations and trials of Norwegians emigrating to the plains of North Dakota.

Perhaps his best work was "Den siste viking", which powerfully and realistically depicts the lives of the fishermen from Trondelag who fished in winter in the Lofoten islands.


  • Et folketog – A Procession (1896)
  • Troens Magt - The Power of a Lie (1903/ English1909)
  • Fangen som sang (1913)
  • Den store hunger – The Great Hunger (1916/ English 1918)
  • Den siste viking - The Last of the Vikings (1921/ English 1923)
  • Vor egen stamme -The Emigrants (1924/ English 1925)
  • Fok ved sjøen - The Everlasting Struggle (1929/ English 1931)

External link

  • Works by Johan Bojer at Project Gutenberg

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