The Fritt Ord Foundation has now awarded the first 10 grants for critics in the amount of NOK 200 000 each. "We received no fewer than 58 applications, far more than we had expected. Many of the applicants are extremely well qualified", reports Georg Fr. Rieber-Mohn, Chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation Board.
The 10 critics to be awarded a one-year grant are: Therese Bjørneboe, Oslo (dramatic art), Gustav Svihus Borgersen, Trondheim (pictorial art), Gaute Brochmann, Kabelvåg/Oslo (architecture), Ulrik Eriksen, Oslo (film), Marius Emanuelsen, Oslo (music and popular culture), Anki Gerhardsen, Bodø (dramatic art and pictorial art), Kaja Schjerven Mollerin, Oslo (fiction), Gro Jørstad Nilsen, Bergen (non-fiction and textbooks), Silje Marie Stavrum Norevik, Bergen (fiction) and Erle Marie Sørheim, Berlin/Skjetten (fiction and comic strips).