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Norway

Tina Åmodt

Tina Åmodt was born in 1985 in Askøy and lives in Oslo. She is the author of Anleggsprosa (Construction prose), Syntesen (Synthesis), and Det blir aldri lyst her (The light never...

Laila Stien

Laila Stien is one of Norway's most distinguished short-story writers. She has published the collections Veranda med sol (Veranda with Sun, 2003), Hjem til jul (Home for Christmas, 2010),...

Gunnhild Øyehaug

Gunnhild Øyehaug is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She has published novels, essay collections, short story collections, one book of poetry and a film...

Merethe Lindstrøm

Merethe Lindstrøm (b. 1963) made her debut in 1983 with a collection of short stories, and has since published a number of short stories, novels, and a children’s book. Her novel...

Inga Sætre

Inga Sætre (b. 1978) is an animator and attends Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She is best known for the comic series Møkkajentene, and for her graphic...

Rune Christiansen

Rune Christiansen was born in 1963 and made his literary debut in 1986 with Where the Train leaves the Sea. Since then he has written six critically acclaimed novels. In 1996 he was awarded the...

Kjell Askildsen

Kjell Askildsen (b. 1929) is considered a master of short stories. He entered the literary scene in 1953 with the collection of short stories From Now on I'll Take You All the Way Home,...

Erik Skuggevik

Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik have worked as a team on a variety of literary translations and dramatized works, including the poetry of Inger Hagerup for performances in London...

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø was born in Oslo, Norway. He is the author of seven internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole. Translated into more than thirty languages and awarded...

Gaute Heivoll

Gaute Heivoll (b. 1978) studied creative writing at Boe from 2001-2, and has studied law at the University of Oslo and psychology at the University of Bergen. He has also worked as a teacher....

Cathrine Grøndahl

Cathrine Grøndahl was born in Norway in 1969 and published her first book of poems in 1994; it won the Tarjei Vesaas First Book Prize. She has since published three more volumes of poems....

Levi Henriksen

Levi Henriksen (b.1964) is an author, journalist and columnist. In 2004 he received the Booksellers' Prize for Snow will Fall on Fallen Snow, which won the hearts of the readers and became a...

Per Petterson

Per Petterson (b. 1952) worked for several years as an unskilled laborer, bookseller, writer, and translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short story collection Aske i...

Jon Fosse

Novelist, poet and playwright Jon Fosse was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and now resides in Bergen. The author of some thirty books and twenty-five plays that have been translated...

Johan Harstad

Johan Harstad is a Norwegian novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and graphic designer. His novels include Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?—a Kirkus Reviews...

Lars Saabye Christensen

Lars Saabye Christensen was born in Oslo in 1953. Since his début in 1976 he has written ten collections of poetry, five collections of short stories and twelve novels. His great break...
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