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Norwegian literature

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Important Norwegian authors are Ludvig Holberg, although the Danes also claim him, and Henrik Wergeland, who was also important in the nation building after the shackles constituted by Danish reign were removed. In the late 19th century, the four great emerged, Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Alexander Kielland, and Jonas Lie. Other important authors are the Nobel prize laurates Knut Hamsun and Sigrid Undset, as well as Jens Bjørneboe, Olav Duun, Jon Fosse and Jan Kjærstad.

See also: Norway, Literature, List of Norwegians