Andreas Tjernshaugen works part-time as an editor for Store norske leksikon (the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia), but spends half his time writing books. Tjernshaugen is one of the participants chosen for NORLA’s development program for new literary talents, “New Voices,” part of the project of Norway as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019. He has previously written Fossil Power—Twenty Years of Climate Policy Conflict in Norway (2007) and The Aquarium Book for Kids (2013). His most recent book, The Secret Life of Small Birds (2015), was praised by critics both in Germany and Norway. Insel Verlag’s edition of the book reached the Spiegel best seller list and has been reprinted several times. The book was also translated into Finnish.