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Trygve Gulbranssen in 1920. 
Trygve Gulbranssen (1894-1962) is known as the man behind the novels "Beyond Sing the Woods" and "The Wind from the Mountains"; later coined as "The Bjørndal Cycle" With his tales he reached out  to people on a global scale; regardless of age, nationality or class.

The books became an unparalleled success with critics and readers alike. Critics in all countries paid tribute to his skills as a writer, and he received homage in large newspapers such as The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph. Copies of the books were torn away from the bookstores, which the estimated total print run of 12 million strongly underlines. The interest was so strong that he, at one point, placed himself as the fourth most sold author through all times. His stories has since been published numerous times and can today be read in more than 30 languages.

Trygve Gulbranssen's contributions did not limit itself only to world literature. Over the years he became a respected journalist, rewarded administrator of sports and conducted a successful business in harsh economic times. In addition he marked himself as a skilled artist.

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