Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl

Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl

The Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl (Det Norske Akademis Pris til minne om Thorleif Dahl) is awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature (Det Norske Akademi for Sprog og Litteratur). The prize is given in recognition of the eminent literature, poetry or nonfictional work written in riksmål, or to the foremost translation to riksmål of fiction or nonfiction. Since 1991 the prize has been 100,000 kroner (approximately 12,500 €)[1] [2]

Thorleif Dahl

Thorleif Dahl (1891- 1967) was a Norwegian advertising man, publisher, scholar and patron of the arts. He was educated as a classic historian at the University of Oslo. After his elder brother Georg Sverdrup Dahl died in 1922, he saw himself obliged to continue the advertising agency his brother had established, Sverdrup Dahl A / S. His success in business enabled him to donate substantial sums in support of his strong interest in art, culture and enlightenment. In 1956, he created a foundation linked to the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature. The Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl was named in his honor.[3]

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