Jan Roar Leikvoll

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Jan Roar Leikvoll in 2013

Jan Roar Leikvoll (7 June 1974 – 1 August 2014) was a Norwegian author. He was born in Bergen.

Leikvoll made his debut in 2008 with the novel A Winter Story, followed by The Violins (2010), The Bovara Monastery (2012) and The Songbird in 2013.[1]

He was awarded Nynorsk Literature Prize for The Violins and Stig Sæterbakkens memorial prize for his three first novels.[2] Leikvoll died on 1 August 2014 from a brain tumor, aged 40.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jan Roar Leikvoll ( 1974 - )". Det Norske Samlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. Leikvoll fikk Stig Sæterbakkens minnepris
  3. Dirdal, Linn Carin (1 August 2014). "Forfatter Jan Roar Leikvoll er død". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 August 2014.