Literary fiction, Non fiction
Prix Gens De Mer 2021
The Norwegian booksellers award for non-fiction 2021
Knight of first degree, Harald V King of Norway
The Icelandic Booksellers Award
Prix des lecteurs Nantais
Prix Amphi, France
Prix du Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
Alfred Andersson-Rysst award
The Red Raven-feather
Nordic Council’s Literary Award (Two nominations)
Honourary Doctorate from University of Bergen
Bergsveinn Birgisson holds a doctorate in Norse philology and has an expansive background in folklore, oral histories, and lyrical poetry. Birgisson is also happy having learnt about the cultural institution a sheep farm represents.
A true researcher at heart, Birgisson has spent his life studying language and how it represents the truth of the human condition. He currently resides in Bergen, Norway, where he continues to write classical tales.
Birgisson’s work has been widely recognized through prestigious awards and nominations.
In Soga om véret, exceptional storyteller Birgisson beautifully and humorously succeeds in invoking the image of a culture in ruin and a soul in torment, in an environment that is located at both a psychological and geographical outpost of civilisationKarl Ove Knausgård about Birgisson's title "Landscape is never corny"