Norges Dramatikerförbund


Writers' Guild of Norway (WGN) is an independent writers' organisation whose purpose is to protect the artistic and financial interests of writers for film, television, radio and theatre. Founded in 1938, the Guild currently organises approximately 285 writers.

Alex Brinchmann (1888-1978), author, playwright and pediatrician, played an important role in the establishment of the Union and was its first chairman of the board, serving two periods; from 1938 to 1940 and from 1945 to 1967. Brinchmann wrote, besides a stack of novels and numerous medical papers, about 20 plays for the theatre, among these, Karusellen, (The Merry-Go-Round), in which the famous line, "There are pills and there are pills, Mrs. Blom." is heard for the first time. This line has been adopted into the Norwegian language as a standard expression in which the word "pills" is replaced by a word appropriate to the occasion.


Mailing address:
The Norwegian Playwrights' Association
P.O. Box 579-Sentrum
N-0105 Oslo

Office address:
Rådhusgt. 7, Oslo
Telephone no.: +47 22 47 89 50 Telefax no.: +47 22 42 03 56


The History

Alex Brinchmann (1888-1978), was its first chairman of the board.

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Pål Giørtz

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The office

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