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.
He has worked as a researcher at PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo) and has been on assignment for UNICEF in countries such as Yemen, Kyrgyzstan and Sudan. In his spare time, Sven is an avid climber and he competes in powerlifting. Risk is his thriller debut.