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Sigbjørn Hølmebakk

Date of Birth 1922
Place of Birth Norway
(Nordic countries, Europe, Eurasia, Northern Europe, Scandinavia)
Profession Writer, Novelist
Sigbjørn Hølmebakk was a Norwegian author. He was brother of publisher and author Gordon Hølmebakk. Hølmebakk 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 ‘’Brønnpisserne’’ about the suspicious activities and persecutions of communists and other radicals. Hølmebakk's début 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 Hølmebakk’s works became the basis for films. “The Terrible Winter” about the German scorched earth policy in Finnmark during the Second World War became the film “Burnt Earth” in 1969, starring Knut Andersen. Hurra for Andersens was filmed in 1966, starring Knut Andersen. "The Maiden's Leap” was filmed in 1973, starring Knud Leif Thomsen. "The Carriage Stone" was filmed in 1977, Directed by Knut Andersen.

Awards by Sigbjørn Hølmebakk

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