Hans Olav Lahlum

  • Born:
    12 September 1973 Mo i Rana, Norway
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    2204 (November 2009)

Hans Olav Lahlum is a Norwegian historian, crime author, chess player/organiser and politician. He's written several biographies and a history of the Presidents of the United States.

On May 22-23 2013, he was interviewed by VG for 30 hours, 1 minute and 44 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest interview ever, beating the previous record by over four hours.

He's also well known for organising and acting as an arbiter at several chess tournaments.

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