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Ari Mikael Behn (Bjørshol)

Also Known As: "Ari Mikael Bjørshol", "Ari Mikael Bjorshol"
Current Location:: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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Birthplace: Århus, Midtjylland, Danmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Private
Ex-husband of Prinsesse av Norge Martha Louise
Father of Maud Angelica Behn; Leah Isadora Behn and Emma Tallulah Behn
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Norsk forfatter, Author, Författare, Mr. Ari Behn, Forfatter
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About Ari Mikael Behn

Ari Mikael Behn (født 30. september 1972 i Århus i Danmark), opprinnelig navn Ari Mikael Bjørshol, er en norsk forfatter. Han er prinsesse Märtha Louises eks-mann.

Han er sønn av Olav Bjørshol og Marianne Solberg, født i Århus i Danmark og bror av filmregissør Espen Bjørshol Solberg. Senere bodde han med foreldrene i England i fem år. Siden flyttet familien til Nord-Norge, før de til slutt slo seg ned på Østlandet da gutten var ti år gammel. Han er født Ari Bjørshol, men tok i voksen alder mormorens etternavn, Behn. Ari Behn har gått på Steinerskolen i Moss og er døpt i Kristensamfundet. Han har tidligere blant annet arbeidet som truckfører. Av utdanning har han bachelorgrad fra Universitetet i Oslo med fagene idehistorie og religionshistorie. Som ung voksen tilbragte Ari Behn flere år på reise i Afrika, USA og Asia.

Ari Behn hadde et stort litterært gjennombrudd allerede med debutboken Trist som faen. Novellesamlingen fikk strålende kritikk, og har senere solgt i over 100 000 eksemplarer.

I tillegg til sitt forfatterskap har Ari Behn også hatt andre kunstneriske og kreative prosjekter. Sammen med Baron von Bulldog lanserte han en smokingkolleksjon i 2004. I 2007 lanserte han vinglass og serviset «Peacock» for Magnor glassverk. I tillegg har han laget dokumentarer for fjernsyn, og arbeidet som skribent for diverse publikasjoner som Dagbladet, Aftenposten, Vagant og Hot Rod.

Ari Behn giftet seg med prinsesse Märtha Louise i Nidarosdomen i Trondheim den 24. mai 2002. Deres første datter, Maud Angelica, ble født på Rikshospitalet i Oslo 29. april 2003, og deres andre datter Leah Isadora kom til verden på Bloksbjerg på Hankø 8. april 2005. Parets tredje datter, Emma Tallulah, ble født i parets hjem i Lommedalen 29. september 2008.[1]

Ari Behn har blant annet skrevet fire bøker: novellesamlingen Trist som faen. Fortellinger (1999), romanen Bakgård (2004), boken Fra hjerte til hjerte sammen med prinsesse Märtha Louise (2003), samt romanen Entusiasme og raseri (2006). I tillegg har han bidratt med tekster til boken Hot Rod i samarbeid med Jan Walaker og Lars Fr. H. Svendsen. Bøkene hans er oversatt til en rekke språk.


Ari Mikael Behn (né Bjørshol, born 30 September 1972) is a Norwegian author. He has written three novels, two collections of short stories and a book about his wedding. His 1999 short stories collection Trist som faen ("Sad as hell") sold in about 100 000 copies and received several favourable reviews. His books have been translated into Swedish, Danish, German, Hungarian, and Icelandic as well as French. In the spring of 2011, Ari Behn made his debut as a playwright with Treningstimen, directed by Kim Sørensen and staged at Rogaland Teater.

He was married to Princess Märtha Louise from 2002 to 2016.

Behn was born in Århus, Denmark, and mostly grew up in Moss, where his parents moved when he was six years old. He is the eldest child of Olav Bjørshol (b. 1952) and Marianne Rafaela Solberg (b. 1953). Both his parents are Waldorf teachers who have worked at the Waldorf School in Moss; his father has a degree in special education while his mother was trained as a Waldorf teacher. His parents married in 1973 but divorced after nine years; both since remarried, Olav Bjørshol to a daughter of André Bjerke. However, in 2007 Behn's parents remarried.

Behn's original surname was Bjørshol. In 1996, he changed his name to Ari Behn when he took his maternal grandmother's maiden name. The name Behn has German origin. He has two younger siblings, Anja Sabrina and Espen, neither of whom use the name Behn. In 2009, it was made public that Behn's de jure paternal grandfather Bjarne Nikolai Bjørshol was not his biological grandfather. Behn's father met his biological father, Terje Erling Ingebrigtsen (1933-2009), a retired car mechanic from Tromsø, for the first time, but Ingebrigtsen died before Behn had a chance to meet him.

Ari Bjørshol attended the Waldorf School in Moss and is baptized in The Christian Community. He has a bachelor's degree in history and religion from University of Oslo.

Behn achieved some literary success in Norway with his first collection of short stories, titled Trist som faen ("Sad as hell"), which received several good reviews and has sold more than 100,000 copies. He subsequently published two novels; however, the reviews of these works were less positive.

Together with his wife, Princess Märtha, he has written a book about their wedding in 2002. He has also participated in various creative projects, for example, the design of china for Magnor Glassverk, and has been a model for a clothing chain.

Behn married Princess Märtha Louise on 24 May 2002. They have three daughters: Maud Angelica (born in 2003), Leah Isadora (born in 2005), and Emma Tallulah (born in 2008).

On 5 August 2016, the Royal Court announced that Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn had started divorce proceedings and intended to have joint custody of their three daughters.

Behn made the headlines of Norwegian newspapers in the autumn of 2006, when he revealed that he voted for the Norwegian Labour Party. His friendship with the former Minister of Culture and Labour leader Trond Giske has attracted criticism from newspapers and politicians. In January 2009, Behn received massive media coverage in the Norwegian press after going on a "personal vendetta" against former palace official Carl-Erik Grimstad, accusing him of spreading tabloid nonsense regarding Behn and his family.

In December 2017, Behn alleged that he was among a growing number of men who had been sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey. He claimed that Spacey had groped his genitals in 2007, at a nightclub during the afterparty for the Nobel Peace Prize concert.

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Ari Mikael Behn's Timeline

1972
September 30, 1972
Århus, Midtjylland, Danmark
2003
April 29, 2003
Age 30
Oslo, Norway
2005
April 8, 2005
Age 32
Hankø, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway
2008
September 29, 2008
Age 35
Lommedalen, Norway