Discerning stylist with a distinctive place in Norwegian prose writing
Geir Pollen debuted in 1982 with the poetry collection Posteringar i språket (Postings in the Language) and has since published several poetry collections, novels, and nonfiction books. His novel Hutchinsons Eftf. (Hutchinson’s Successor) was nominated for the Brage Prize and the Nordic Council Literature Prize and has been translated into several languages. Geir Pollen won the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 2005 for his translation of W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz. Geir Pollen was born in 1953 in Målselv, Norway, and currently lives in Oslo.