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
Når landet mørknar,
Hard er mitt lands lov,
Tore Kvæven has won another literary award, this time for best novel from the South of Norway.