SigbjÃ¸rn HÃ¸lmebakk was a Norwegian author.
He was brother of publisher and author Gordon HÃ¸lmebakk. HÃ¸lmebakk was active in the popular movement against atomic weapons in Norway and one of the initiators of the Sosialistisk Folkeparti. In 1961 he wrote his then famous article â€˜â€™BrÃ¸nnpisserneâ€™â€™ about the suspicious activities and persecutions of communists and other radicals.
HÃ¸lmebakk's dÃ©but in literature came in 1950 with the novel "Don't Talk About the Fall". As an author he was a realist, who wrote of existential questions with force and skillfully explored social backgrounds. He was a much beloved author before he died at the relatively young age of 59.
Many of HÃ¸lmebakkâ€™s works became the basis for films. â€œThe Terrible Winterâ€ about the German scorched earth policy in Finnmark during the Second World War became the film â€œBurnt Earthâ€ in 1969, starring Knut Andersen. Hurra for Andersens was filmed in 1966, starring Knut Andersen. "The Maiden's Leapâ€ was filmed in 1973, starring Knud Leif Thomsen. "The Carriage Stone" was filmed in 1977, Directed by Knut Andersen.