Per Petterson

1952 - Today

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Per Petterson (born 18 July 1952 in Oslo) is a Norwegian novelist. His debut book was Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (1987), a collection of short stories. He has since published a number of novels to good reviews. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Per Petterson has received more than 83,085 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Per Petterson is the 2,573rd most popular writer (up from 3,527th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Norway (up from 224th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Norwegian Writer.

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  • 30

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  • 8.31

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  • 2.02

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Among writers, Per Petterson ranks 2,573 out of 5,794Before him are Jules Supervielle, Henry Darger, Mukaghali Makatayev, Rahel Varnhagen, Đura Jakšić, and Shirley Jackson. After him are Isaac Deutscher, Juan Pablo Bonet, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Winston Graham, Tang Xianzu, and Amrita Pritam.

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Among people born in 1952, Per Petterson ranks 134Before him are Yoshitaka Amano, Vinnie Vincent, Johann Schneider-Ammann, Mahmoud Jibril, David A. Stewart, and Fatos Nano. After him are Amir Peretz, Anote Tong, Alfre Woodard, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Vasco Rossi, and David Knopfler.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Per Petterson ranks 159 out of 735Before him are Euronymous (1968), Birger Ruud (1911), Thorbjørn Egner (1912), Thorvald Asvaldsson (950), Helge Ingstad (1899), and Nils Christie (1928). After him are Carl Anton Larsen (1860), Otto Ruge (1882), Ivar Ballangrud (1904), Henrik Steffens (1773), Petter Dass (1647), and Oda Krohg (1860).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Per Petterson ranks 23Before him are Margit Sandemo (1924), Jørgen Moe (1813), Anne Holt (1958), Karin Fossum (1954), Gunnar Staalesen (1947), and Thorbjørn Egner (1912). After him are Petter Dass (1647), Amalie Skram (1846), Jon Fosse (1959), Eysteinn Erlendsson (1120), Kjell Askildsen (1929), and Dag Solstad (1941).