Author, farmer and Member of Parliament, Johan Falkberget (1879-1967) was born at the Falkberget farm, in the mining town Røros in Eastern Norway. He began his career as a miner, and many of his novels portray workers and conditions in the mining community. His literary breakthrough came with the novel The Fourth Night Watch (1923). In the years 1932-33, Falkberget represented the Norwegian Labour Party in Parliament.
Falkberget’s authorship spans from satire and humour to profound psychological accounts and religious intensity.