25 January 2020(2020-01-25) (aged 81) Nærbø, Norway
Novelist, poet and documentary writer
Poetry, short stories, biography
Tor Obrestad (12 February 1938 - 25 January 2020) was a Norwegian novelist, poet and documentary writer.
Obrestad was born in Hå. He made his literary debut in 1966 with two books, the poetry collection Kollisjon and a collection of short stories, Vind, and received Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris for these two books. He was a member of the so-called Profil generation in 1968, the circle attached to the literary magazine Profil. He wrote biographies on Arne Garborg, Hulda Garborg, Alexander Kielland and Einar Førde.
Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris 1966
Gyldendal's Endowment 1971
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