He wrote novels, short stories, short stories, scripts and children's books. He made his debut with the Dørklinker poetry collection , which won the Tarjei Vesaas Debutant Prize in 1968 . In 1976 he won the Norwegian Critics' Prize for the novel Mørkets gjerninger .
Sagen was the son of Hermod Sagen and Ingeborg Susanne, née Engeseth. He was married twice: first from 1968 to 1981 with Oddveig Ringerud and since May 1990 with Kari Kronstad.
Sagen was born in Vadheim in Høyanger , grew up in Sykkylven and later moved to Bergen. He studied psychology at the University of Oslo , described the psychological consequences of the social system and worked from 1972 to 1974 as a psychologist in a clinic in the Hordaland district . There he founded the "Skrivekunstakademiet", of which he was director from 1985 to 1993. In 1968 he published his first collection of poems. He wrote numerous novels, non-fiction and children's books. He was inspired by the works of Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett , which is reflected, for example, in his novel Lyden av vatn .
Sagen died in April 2017 as a result of years of Parkinson's disease.
- Dørklinker (1966)
- Kvengedal (1970)
- Mørkets ugjerninger (1976)
- Mercedesryttaren (1988)
- Reisa til Leit (1989)
- Lyden av vatn (1990)
- Sauenes liv (1994)
- Den gongen eg var elvefiskar (1995)
- Kjærasten min and other dictates for store and små (1996)
- Bergfri and Kakaoen leitar etter morfar (1997)
- Bergfri og epleslangen (1998)
- Bergfri og kattungen (1999)
- Sørgedans (2000)
- Hundre bønder (2001)
- Reisa til D. (2002)
- Steinar Foten og vekkarmannen (2002)
- Skog (2004)
- Tarjei Vesaas Debutant Award , 1968, for Dørklinker
- Norwegian Critics' Prize , 1976, for Mørkets gjerninger
- Saturday prizes, 2003
- Øystein Rottem: Rolf Sagen . In: Norsk biografisk leksikon . February 13, 2009 ( snl.no ).
- Rolf say . In: Store norske leksikon . December 4, 2012 ( snl.no ).
- Frank Johnsen: Rolf Sagen er død. In: Bergens Tidende . Retrieved April 6, 2017 .
- Rolf Sagen . worldCat.org. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- Rolf Sagen: Norway . International Literature Festival Berlin. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- Rolf Sagen. In: Allkunne. Retrieved April 7, 2017 (Norwegian).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Norwegian writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 21, 1940|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vadheim|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 6, 2017|