She studied Literature for six years in New York, finally graduating from New York University in 1988.
As of 2005 she has written four novels, some of them translated into more than 30 languages, which have received critical acclaim also far outside Norway. Her debut novel, Before You Sleep was sold to 14 countries (including the United States, Britain, France and Germany) before it was even published in Norway, a flying start rarely bestowed upon Norwegian authors.
Books: Long Shots and Close-Ups Seen through a Glass, Darkly ; Neither a Dose of Booze-Fuelled Nordic Angst, nor the Ghostly Presence of Famous Parents Can Blunt the Edge of This Striking Debut: Before You Sleep by Linn Ullmann Picador, Pounds 12.99, 292pp
Feb 19, 2000; A WRITER with a famous parent - or two, in Linn Ullmann's case: Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann - must confront the likelihood...