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Agnes Ravatn

Agnes Ravatn is an author and columnist. In 2015 she was chosen as one of the ten most promising authors under 35 in Norway by the Norwegian Festival of Literature. This was the year after her second novel The Bird Tribunal, got fabulous reviews. It was also made into a successful play, and could be seen at the theater for nearly two years.

Anders Bortne

Anders Bortne

Anders Bortne is a writer and musician. He has written five acclaimed books and has released eight albums (one was even nominated as album of the year in Norway).

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Anders Røyneberg

Anders Røyneberg has gained over 40,000 followers on Instagram as @arcticgardener. He has received a lot of national and international attention in a short time and has been featured on NRK, TV2, Dagbladet, VG and Vanity Fair. He works daily as a therapist, writer and lecturer.

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Andreas Liebe Delsett

Andreas Liebe Delsett is Artistic Director at the House of Literature in Oslo. After an apprenticeship at Restaurant Stock in Oslo, Andreas has conducted an informal trade certificate examination as a chef. Silence of the Chefs is his debut as an author.

Asbjørn Rydland

Asbjørn Rydland

Asbjørn Rydland (b. 1976) appeared on the Norwegian literary scene in 2010 with the fantasy novel The Dragon Boy, the first of a critically acclaimed series of five. He was awarded both Fabelprisen and Nynorsk Barnelitteraturpris for the series, and his debut book was listed among the best loved Norwegian books for youth/children from 2005 to 2015.

Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen was born in 1972. His debut collection of short stories, Seven Tales from the Western Forest (Syv historier fra Vestskogen), was published in 1996, and he has since written a range of novels within various genres.

Bjørn Olav Jahr

Bjørn Olav Jahr

Bjørn Olav Jahr ( f. 1969) is a journalist, author and an editor. He has a degree in social economics from the University of Oslo and has worked several years as a journalist. In 2003 he won the SKUP Prize (Most prestigious Norwegian price for investigating journalism) for the disclosure of the Finance Credit case.

Espen Ytreberg

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.

Gunnar Garfors

Gunnar Garfors

Gunnar Garfors (born 29 May 1975) is a Norwegian media professional, traveller, and author. He has worked with broadcasting and new media developments since 2001. Garfors has visited every country in the world and is the youngest hobby traveller to have done so. He is also the first to visit every country twice.

Halldor Armand

Halldor Armand

As the Twin Towers collapse, a teenage boy in Reykjavik gets a cell phone and subsequently meets his first girlfriend. At the same time, a famous pop drummer gets into a car accident where a young girl loses her life.

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Ida Løkås

Ida Løkås (b.1985) is one of the most promising young writers in Norway. She won a nationwide novel competition with over 300 submissions with her debut novel The Beauty Drifting By. The Chairman of the Jury, the acclaimed Norwegian author, Ingvar Ambjørnsen, stated: «A beautiful, mature and different novel. It is a great pleasure to find a talent like this.» The novel was published to much critical acclaim.

Ingunn Myklebust

Ingunn Myklebust

Ingunn Myklebust is one of Norway’s bestselling knitting authors. From a small start on Instagram three years ago the interest has been growing rapidly, both in Norway and internationally. Since then Ingunn has published two books, both of them went straight to the top of the bestselling lists, she has started the successful web shop knitting_Inna, and developed her own yarn collection in collaboration with the largest Norwegian yarn company – House of Yarn.

Janne Stigen Drangsholt

Janne Stigen Drangsholt

Janne Stigen Drangsholt is a Norwegian writer and academic.
Her first novel, The Bumblebee Catcher, was published in 2011, but she is best known for her books about the neurotic and habitually annoyed academic Ingrid Winter, featured in The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter, 2015, and Winter in Wonderland, 2016. And now the last one: Winter War, 2018.

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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 written several critically acclaimed books and is translated into several languages.

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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, which are sold to more than 120 countries, and has sold more than two million cinema tickets, in Norway alone.

Jonas Forsang

Jonas Forsang

Jonas Forsang is an award-winning Norwegian journalist, author, publisher and musician. In 2015 he co-authored Petter Stordalen’s autobiography “I’ll Tell You My Secret”. The most selling biography ever in Norway with 160 000 copies.

Jon Larsen

Jon Larsen

Jon Larsen (1959) is a jazz guitarist, record producer, surrealist painter, and scientific researcher. He is the founder of the group Hot Club de Norvège, and has produced more than 450 jazz records. He has played with both Frank Zappa and Chet Baker, among many others. In 2007 he received the Buddy Award for his lifelong contribution to jazz.

Jørgen Jæger

Jørgen Jæger

Jørgen Jæger is one of Norway’s best-selling crime authors. Last year he sold one book every forth minute, making him the third most sold Norwegian crime author. (130 000 sold books) Critically acclaimed Jæger is highly renowned among booksellers, and has been nominated to the prestigious Norwegian bookseller award four times.

Kjartan Brügger Bjånesøy

Kjartan Brügger Bjånesøy

Kjartan Brügger Bjånesøy is from Austevoll in Hordaland, but resides in Oslo. He works as a journalist in one of Norway’s largest newspapers (Dagbladet).

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Linka Neumann

Linka Neuman (b. 1990) knits and designs under the name @valleyknits.
She has more than 30 000 followers on Instagram spread around the world.

Wilderness sweaters is her first book.

Linn Skåber

Linn Skåber

Linn Skåber is an actor, comedian and writer, and has participated in a number of revues, theatre productions and films. She has written for both theatre and TV, and edited an anthology of erotic poetry. Being Young is her first book.

Morten Traavik

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, which was highly acclaimed.

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.

Øyvin Rannem

Øyvin Rannem

Øyvin Rannem is a typographer and former Assistant Professor at Buskerud University College. He has been engaged in analytical work with new technology in the graphic industry for many years. He has earlier written two academic books on typography and the history of fonts.

Simen Ekern

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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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 ten years, starting at the publishing house Oktober, where she among other things co-edited Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle. She later worked at Kagge forlag and is now an editor for non-fiction at Det Norske Samlaget. Tungen has also worked as a literary critic.

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Thomas Reinertsen Berg (born 1971) is a journalist and writer. He has written for several Norwegian papers such as Morgenbladet, Klassekampen and Dagsavisen, where he has worked especially with cultural and scientific subjects.

Tore Kvæven

Tore Kvæven

Tore Kvæven (b. 1969) is from Sirdal, in the southern Norwegian county of Vest-Agder. He made his debut in 2011 with Hard Is the Law of My Land. His day jobs are as a school teacher at Tonstad, and as a sheep farmer with approximately 230 sheep

Torolf Kroglund

Torolf Kroglund

Torolf Edgar Kroglund is an author, journalist and a sportsfisherman. He has published several books on fishing and hunting before. He is also head of the Ibsen- and Hamsun festival taking place each year in the South of Norway.