Nikolaj Frobenius

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Nikolaj Frobenius (born September 29, 1965 in Oslo ) is a Norwegian writer and screenwriter . He is considered one of the most important literary voices of his generation in Norway. His novel Latours catalog (Eng. The Anatom ) made him known beyond the national borders.


Frobenius made his debut as an author in 1986 with Virvl , an anthology of poetry and prose. Since then he has written numerous novels. His works have been translated into 17 languages ​​and have won a number of literary awards.

After completing his master's degree in research and screenwriting at the London Institute , Frobenius also began writing screenplays, including for the film Death Sleep  (1997) and the Norwegian drama Dragonfly  (2001). His screenplay for Death Sleep (original title Insomnia ) was adapted in 2002 for the US film Insomnia - Schlaflos by Christopher Nolan .

In 2004 Frobenius published the novel Teori og praksis , according to his own admission “a lying autobiography” about his childhood in Rykkinn. The book was filmed in 2011 as Sons of Norway ; Frobenius wrote the script for the film himself. Frobenius' commitment to the Norwegian film industry, a. a. as a reviewer for the Norwegian Film Fund from 2005 to 2009, made him a well-known figure in the film business.

In addition to his work as a screenwriter and writer, Frobenius also worked from 1998 to 2001 as an editor of the literary journal Vinduet .


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  1. a b c d press booklet for Sons of Norway . Thimfilm, p. 11 , accessed on February 2, 2015 (PDF; 3.2 MB).