Gidske Anderson; Nobel Prize Official

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<i> From Associated Press</i>

Gidske Anderson, deputy chairwoman of the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize, has died. She was 71.

Miss Anderson died Tuesday of cancer.

She had been on the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee for 11 years. She became chairwoman in 1990, but relinquished the post after six months due to ill health. She then served as deputy chairwoman.

Miss Anderson was a writer and journalist. Among her 20 books were biographies of leading Norwegians, and one about her first battle with cancer called, “Det Hente Meg” or “It Happened to Me.”


She worked on Resistance movement newspapers during the 1940-45 Nazi occupation of Norway.

Miss Anderson was named Paris correspondent for the Oslo newspaper Arbeiderbladet in 1948. From 1956, she was also Paris correspondent for the Norwegian state radio network, NRK. From 1964 until 1967, she was a free-lance correspondent in New York.

Later, she worked for NRK and Arbeiderbladet, mainly in foreign posts before returning to Oslo in 1981.