Anders Bortne

Anders Bortne

Anders Bortne is a writer and musician. He has written five acclaimed books and has released eight albums (one of which was even nominated for Album of the Year in Norway).

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Anders Røyneberg

Anders Røyneberg trained as an agronomist and psychiatric nurse and now works as a writer, lecturer and therapist. He has received significant attention in the media and has amassed over 106,000 followers on his Instagram, @arcticgardener. His first book, Green Home, continues to be a bestseller in Norway and has since been reprinted 9 times and sold to 10 countries.

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Anders Totland

Anders Totland is an author, social scientist, cook, and journalist. He is an award-winning young adult writer. His first novel for adults, Winter Tones, was published in 2019. A Prayer for Jacob Juul is his second novel.

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Anne Elvedal

Anne Elvedal is one of Norway’s most sought-after screenwriters for television and film. She has written screenplays for several crime series, and her three feature films have all been nominated for the Amanda Award. Anne also wrote the international award-winning documentary Queen Without Land. She is also qualified as a nurse and previously worked in psychiatric healthcare.

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Barry Ord Clarke

Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally acclaimed fly-tyer and natural fly fisherman, as well as a well-published photographer and writer. His work as a fly fishing photographer has taken him to over 40 different countries and 4 continents. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books about fly tying. He has won medals in some of the world’s most prestigious fly tying competitions, and his own flies can be seen in the legendary ‘Flyfishers’ Club’ collection in London and in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum in the United States. He has been living in Norway for the past 25 years.

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Bjørn Berge

Bjørn Berge is an architect and author. He has published numerous articles and books in Norway on architecture and building ecology. The Ecology of Building Materials (Elsevier Science/Routledge) is used as a teaching resource at universities in many countries. In 2016, he published Nowherelands, a huge international success about 50 countries that have vanished from the map – so far sold to 21 countries.

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Camara Lundestad Joof

Camara Lundestad Joof is a Norwegian-Gambian documentary performance artist, playwright and author. She is currently a house playwright at Nasjonalteateret (The National Theatre). She recently received the prestigious Hedda Award for Best Stage Text in 2022 for her play They Must Birth to Us or Fuck Us to Love Us. It was also nominated for Production of the Year.

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Erik Martiniussen

Erik Martiniussen is a Norwegian feature journalist and author. He has previously written the book Greenhouse Effect (2013) – in which he shows that there are major flaws and shortcomings in the international climate emissions trading system

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Espen Ytreberg

Espen Ytreberg is a professor at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Ytreberg has been a visiting researcher at CNRS-Paris, Université de Paris II and the Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa. He has written several books, his latest a novel about Roald Amundsen.

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Ingebjørg Berg Holm

Ingebjørg Berg Holm (b. 1980) was nominated for the prestigious Riverton Prize for her debut thriller Stars Over, Darkness Below in 2016. Raging Bear is her third book.

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Ingunn Myklebust

Ingunn Myklebust is one of Norway’s bestselling knitting authors. From a small start on Instagram, the interest has been growing rapidly, both in Norway and internationally. She now has over 70,000 followers on Instagram under the handle @knitting_inna, has published six books – all of which went straight to the bestseller lists – started the successful web shop, and developed her own yarn collection in collaboration with the largest Norwegian yarn company, House of Yarn.

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Janne Stigen Drangsholt

Janne Stigen Drangsholt is a Norwegian writer and academic scholar. Her debut, The Bumblebee Catcher, was published in 2011, but she is best known for her books about the neurotic academic Ingrid Winter.
She manages to combine sparkling humor with deep sensitivity. The books about Ingrid Winter can all be read as standalone stories.

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Jens M. Johansson

Jens M. Johansson was born in Stockholm (1971) but grew up in Oslo, where he went on to study journalism, literature, and history of ideas. He has worked as an investigative journalist, music critic, and satirist. He has written several critically acclaimed novels and received a number of awards.


John Kåre Raake

John Kåre Raake is one of Norway’s most successful screenwriters. He was one of two screenwriters behind the films The Wave and The Quake. His first thriller, The Ice, has been sold to 16 countries.

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Jørgen Jæger

Jørgen Jæger has sold more than 1,2 million books, making him one of Norway’s most sold crime authors. His books have been sold to several countries. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Norwegian Bookseller Award five times.


Kristoffer Hatteland Endresen

Kristoffer Hatteland Endresen is a historian and a journalist, and he has worked several years with both writing and teaching. Endresen also holds a degree in political science and he has studied literature and language at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen.


Line Nagell Ylvisåker

Line Nagell Ylvisåker (b. 1982) is a journalist and worked for the newspaper Svalbardposten from 2006 to 2018. She has received several awards for her writing from Svalbard.

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Linka Neumann

Linka Neuman knits and designs under the Instagram handle @linka.neumann, where she has more than 123,000 followers.
She has published three books so far and sold more than 120,000 books in Norway alone.

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Linn Skåber

Linn Skåber is an actor, comedian, and writer, and has participated in a number of revues, theatre productions, TV shows, and films. She has written for both theatre and TV. She is also an author – and has published three books, all of which have become bestsellers in Norway and been sold to many countries.

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Marte Roa Syvertsen

Marte Roa Syvertsen (b. 1982) is a medical doctor with a PhD in neuroscience. She leads a national network of Norwegian epilepsy scientists and was awarded the prestigious Forsberg and Aulies Legacy for talented young neurologists in 2020. Syvertsen is a columnist at the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association.


Martin Baldysz

Martin Baldysz debuted with the novel Winter Crawings (Vintertrang) in 2013, and is also the author of the historical series Breaking Waves (Brenninger), with 16 books published so far. Martin owns a farm in western Norway, where he lives with his author wife and two children. The Cairns is his second novel.

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Morten Traavik

Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres and international borders. Trained as theater director in Russia and Sweden, the notion of the world as a stage and identity as role play is never far away in his works, as well as a characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues.

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Nazneen Khan-Østrem

Born in Nairobi, Kenya of Pashtun-origin, raised in the UK and Norway, Nazneen Khan-Østrem (b.1968) is an author and a commissioning editor. She published her first book, My Holy War, about Islam and identity in 2005.

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Nikolaj Frobenius

Nikolaj Frobenius (b. 1965) is a highly merited novelist and screenwriter. His books are sold to more than twenty languages. Frobenius has also written several film scripts, including the thriller Insomnia (1997), which was subsequently produced by Christopher Nolan in a new Hollywood version starring Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.

Nilas Johnsen

Nilas Johnsen

Nilas Johnsen (b. 1976) has worked as a journalist for Aftenposten, Dagsavisen and VG since 2000. He was correspondent in the UK 2010-2012. From February 2016 to December 2018, he was based in Istanbul, first to be VG’s Middle East correspondent, and then to write this book. Johnsen has a background from the University of Oslo and the London School of Economics.

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Olav Rokseth

Olav Rokseth is a Norwegian author and journalist. He has previously published three critically acclaimed thrillers. Rokseth has worked for a number of newspapers and magazines, and has made several extended trips to Latin America and Asia as a freelance journalist. He has also made research trips to Afghanistan.

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Sigurd Hartkorn Plaetner

Sigurd Hartkorn Plaetner is a versatile storyteller in both fiction and nonfiction, through writing, audio and film.

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Simen Ekern

Simen Ekern (born 1975) worked as a correspondent in Brussels for several years, and is currently living in Rome. He has covered European politics and culture for several media outlets including Dagbladet, TV2 and Morgenbladet. Ekern is a trained social and political historian who for many years has been considered one of Norway’s leading experts on Italy. He made his debut as an writer in 2006 with Berlusconi’s Italy. He was awarded the Brage Prize for Rome. New Fascists, Red Terrorists and the Dream of La Dolce Vita in 2011.

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Siri Helle

Siri Helle is an agronomist in organic farming. She occasionally works as a writer and journalist, carpenter assistant, and goat herder. Helle has written several books.

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Ståle Wig

Ståle Wig has a PhD in social anthropology. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Cuba’s market reforms after living in Havana for almost two years. Seven years in the making, Havana Taxie came out to rave reviews this spring. Wig’s first book, The Victor: An unauthorized biography of Jonas Gahr Støre, was published by Kagge Forlag in 2014.

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Sverre Henmo

Sverre Henmo was born in Oslo in 1968. He is a sociologist from the University of Oslo. He is now Publisher of YA and Childrens Literature at Aschehoug. He has written 12 books, several for kids and young adults, and two novels for adults. He’s been awarded the Ministry of Culture’s literature prize.

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Therese Tungen

Therese Tungen has worked as an editor for many years, getting her start at the publishing house Oktober, where she, among other things, co-edited Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle. She has published three books.

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Reinertsen Berg won The Brage Prize for his debut book Theatre of the World. It is also an international success, translated into 14 languages. Now, he is back with another look at world history from a different, astonishing and fascinating perspective.

Tore Kvæven

Tore Kvæven

Tore Kvæven (b. 1969) made his debut in 2011 with Hard Is the Law of My Land. He works as a school teacher and sheep farmer. In 2022, he received the prestigious Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Award.