Jan Jakob Tønseth

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Tønseth in 2007

Jan Jakob Tønseth (1 September 1947 – 12 October 2018) was a Norwegian author, poet and translator. He was born in Oslo. Tønseth's first poetry collection was Kimærer in 1971, published when he was 24 years. He was known for his novel trilogy Hilmar Iversens ensomhet (1992), Et vennskap (1997) and Resignasjon og portvin (2002). Tønseth was a member of Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.[1][2][3]

Tønseth died on 12 October 2018 in Oslo from multiple myeloma at the age of 71.[4]

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  1. "Nordic Authors/Jan Jakob Tønseth". Project Runeberg. Project Runeberg. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  2. "Jan Jakob Tønseth". Cappelen Damm (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  3. "Nordiske priser". Bærum public library (in Norwegian). 30 May 2008. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  4. Forfatter Jan Jakob Tønseth er død (in Norwegian)