Jostein Gaarder

1952 - Today

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Jostein Gaarder (Norwegian: [ˈjùːstæɪn ˈɡòːrdər]; born 8 August 1952) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories, and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often utilizes metafiction in his works and constructs stories within stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jostein Gaarder has received more than 260,888 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jostein Gaarder is the 476th most popular writer (up from 501st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Norway (up from 30th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Norwegian Writer.

Jostein Gaarder is most famous for his novel Sophie's World. The novel was first published in Norway in 1991 and has been translated into more than 50 languages.

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  • 2.08

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Among writers, Jostein Gaarder ranks 476 out of 5,794Before him are Tennessee Williams, Yunus Emre, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gérard de Nerval, Arion, and Henry IV of Castile. After him are Imadaddin Nasimi, Edmondo De Amicis, Anaïs Nin, Enheduanna, Saul Bellow, and Samuel Johnson.

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Among people born in 1952, Jostein Gaarder ranks 12Before him are Orhan Pamuk, Vajiralongkorn, Roberto Benigni, Park Geun-hye, Christopher Reeve, and Mickey Rourke. After him are Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, Gary Moore, Nelson Piquet, Francis Fukuyama, and John Goodman.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Jostein Gaarder ranks 29 out of 735Before him are Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Sonja Henie (1912), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930). After him are Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841), Haakon the Good (918), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Sigurd the Crusader (1090), and Jens Stoltenberg (1959).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Jostein Gaarder ranks 5Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Knut Hamsun (1859), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), and Jo Nesbø (1960). After him are Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Alexander Kielland (1849).