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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Plenary Speaker

Linn Ullmann

Linn Ullmann

Born in 1966, Linn Ullmann is a graduate of New York University, where she studied English literature and began work on her Ph.D. She returned to Oslo in 1990 to pursue a career in journalism. She had established herself as an important literary critic when her first and critically acclaimed novel "Before You Sleep" was published in 1998. Her second novel, "Stella Descending" (2001) received glowing reviews. Her third novel "Grace" was published in 2002 and won the prominent literary award "The reader's prize" in Norway and was named one of the ten best novels of that year by the prestigous newspaper "Weekendavisen" in Denmark.

Ms. Ullmann's novels are published throughout Europe and the United States and translated into 30 countries. She also writes a column for Norway's leading morning newspaper and is married to Niels Fredrik Dahl, a novelist, playwright and poet.

She lives in Oslo with her husband, two children, two stepchildren and a dog named Brando.

Date: Thursday, 18th August
Time: 12.45-13.45
Title: You never walk alone