– My main focus is writing. My written work spans from literary, journalistic and academic writing to content writing.
I’m currently contributing to three publications. Click the links to the right to read! I primarily write in Norwegian, which is my native language, but I also sometimes write in English.
Having a background as a touring musician I developed an overview and passion for the Norwegian music scene. Today, I’m writing album and concert reviews for the Norwegian cultural magazine, Subjekt. I also contribute to the yearly Subjektprisen (The Subjekt Prize) by being a member of the selection jury and writing nomination texts.
I was also lucky enough to get headhunted to write for the International music website beehype. Now, I’m serving as their Norwegian correspondent, carefully selecting and presenting the best of new Norwegian music. I write mini reviews and contribute to the monthly playlists. As part of beehype’s annual Best of, I curate a list of the years best releases.
To learn about my experience as a musician, see the Music tab.
I started my career in writing at Egmont. Working for the largest media corporation in Scandinavia was a great experience, the brand being the Disney Donald Duck magazine.
With a background in three years of practical training in visual arts and a newly discovered love for writing I went on to the University of Oslo to study Art history and Aesthetics.
I started out writing about art in Paragone, the art history magazine of the University of Oslo. I’ve published articles for both print and web. My first published article, Til forsvar for tvisynest got cited in the major Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet in the summer of 2019.
I also write about art for Subjekt. I’ve written reviews of exhibitions, art books and comics.
To learn about my experience in visual arts, see the Visual Arts tab.
I also write fiction. For the last couple of years I’ve been a part of the writers group at Unge Viken Teater. I’ve completede courses in writing at Skrivekunstakademiet and literaty sience at the University of Oslo. I’ve published texts in various publications.
Edvard Granum Dillner is a knowledgeable critic and committed journalist with good taste and the ability to convey this. He also has an in-depth understanding of both popular culture and narrower art, which is of great value to Subjekt’s cultivated, sophisticated and young adult audience.Danby Choi, Editor-in-Chief, Subjekt
Norway has one of the most vivid music scenes in Europe and beyond, and beehype is proud to have Edvard as our music scout and critic. While I always enjoy the links he shares with our community, Edvard’s writing adds another layer to the music demanding an immediate relisten.Mariusz Herma, Editor, beehype
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