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Knut Hamsun

Knut HamsunAKA Knud Pedersen

Born: 4-Aug-1859
Birthplace: Lom, Norway
Died: 19-Feb-1952
Location of death: Nørholm, Norway
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes buried at family farm, Nørholm, Norway)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Norway
Executive summary: Norwegian novelist, Sult

Father: Peder Pedersen
Mother: Tora Olsdatter Garmostaedet
Wife: Bergliot Goepfert Bech (m. 1898, div. 1906)
Wife: Marie Andersen (actress, b. 1881, m. 25-Jun-1909, until his death, four children)
Son: Tore
Daughter: Ellinor

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1920
    Treason (charges dropped)
    Psychiatric Observation

Author of books:
Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv (1889, travelogue)
Sult (1890, novel)
Mysterier (1892, novel)
Victoria (1898, novel)
Markens grøde (1917, novel)
Paa gjengrodde stier (1949)
Knut Hamsuns brev (1994-2001, letters)

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