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Agnes Ravatn

Agnes Ravatn is an author and columnist, chosen as one of the ten most promising authors under 35 in Norway. Her novel The Bird Tribunal has been sold to 17 countries, and was also made into a successful play.

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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 as 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 81 000 followers on Instagram since setting up his account @arcticgardener. His first book, Green Home, continues to be a bestseller in Norway and has since been reprinted 9 times, and is so far sold to 7 countries.


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.

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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 has also written 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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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 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.

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Camara Lundestad Joof

Camara Lundestad Joof (1988) is a Norwegian-Gambian documentary performance artist, playwright and author.
She’s currently a house playwright at Nasjonalteateret (The National Theatre).

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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

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.

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Halldor Armand

Halldór Armand (b.1986) is a new and extraordinary voice in Icelandic literature. He received great acclaim for his previous novels, Again and Again, Vince Vaughn in the Sky and Drone.

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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.

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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 thriller.

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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. Since then Ingunn has published five books, all of them went straight to the bestseller 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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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Jørgen Jæger

Jørgen Jæger sold one book every fourth minute last year, 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 four times.

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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).


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 name @linka.neumann. Linka has more than 90 000 followers on her Instagram account. Her first book, Wilderness Sweaters, is so far sold to 8 countries. And her publisher is more than happy, they have printed 100 000 copies of her books so far.

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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. She is also an author – and has published three books, all of them has become bestsellers in Norway.

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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 has a passion for books, teaching and sharing knowledge, and she is a columnist at the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. The Human Brain 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.

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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 published three thrillers, his fourth will be published in October this year.
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.

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Sigurd Hartkorn Plaetner

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

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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Siri Helle

Siri Helle (b. 1982) is an agronomist in organic farming. She occasionally works as a writer and journalist, carpenter assistant and goat herder.

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Sven G. Simonsen

Sven G. Simonsen (b. 1965) is a Norwegian author, journalist, political scientist, and aid worker – with emphasis shifting between those areas depending on urges and opportunities.

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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 is now an editor for non-fiction at Det Norske Samlaget.

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Thomas Reinertsen Berg

Thomas Reinertsen Berg won The Brage Prize for his debut book Theatre of the World, which sold over 20,000 copies in Norway and also became an international success, translated into 14 languages. Now he is back with yet 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 as a sheep farmer.

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 currently cultural director in Risør.