Gidske Anderson

Short biography

Anderson, Gidske

1921 – 1992

Writer and journalist

Gidske Anderson worked in Paris as correspondent for NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) and Arbeiderbladet (the organ of the Labour Party) 1954-1964. In 1964-1967 she was a free-lance journalist and writer in the USA.

From 1967 until 1972 Anderson was editor of the foreign affairs section of Arbeiderbladet. She reverted as correspondent for NRK in Paris once more in 1973-1975. Anderson has published several works both in fiction and non-fiction and has won several prizes. She was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1981-1993, its chairman in 1990 after the death of Egil Aarvik.

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The biographical sketches of the Norwegian Nobel Committee members were written by Sølvi Glendrange and edited by Øyvind Tønnesson. They are based on the following sources:
– Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (Norwegian Biographical Encyclopaedia), Oslo 1923-1983
– Hvem er Hvem? (The Norwegian “Who’s Who”), several editions
– Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store Norske Leksikon (The Norwegian National Encyclopaedia), Kunnskapsforlaget, 2nd and 3rd edition, Oslo 1989/1995-1999
– Kunnskapsforlagets Nettleksikon (the Web Encyclopedia of Kunnskapsforlaget,, Oslo 1999