24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Norway

Gulraiz Ahmed Sharif

Gulraiz Sharif was born in Norway in 1984 to Pakistani parents and works in Oslo as a primary school teacher. In 2020, he released »Hør her’a!« [tr: Listen Up!], his debut novel. The main character is fifteen-year-old Mahmoud Marouf, who looks forward to summer vacations with mixed feelings. Not having

Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth was born in Oslo in 1959. She studied philosophy, literature, and political science. She received the debutant prize of the Norwegian Department of Culture in 1983 for her debut children’s book »Pelle-Ragnar i den gule garden« [tr: Pelle-Ragnar in the Yellow House]. This was followed by four further

Marianne Heske

is a Norwegian artist known especially for her video paintings and installations that explore the interaction between humanity and nature. She studied at Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, Royal College of Art in London, and Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. One

Torun Lian

Torun Lian was born in Norway in 1956. She attended the Forsøksgymnaset in Oslo, followed by the agricultural school. In 1978 she began working as a prop master and stage designer at various theaters in Norway and taught dramatic writing at the Norwegian Film School and the State Institute for

Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena

Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena, born in Otjiwarongo, Namibia in 1941, served as Executive and Central Committee member of SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organization) before he went into exile for 26 years, during which time he studied in Berlin. Following the independence of Namibian he worked as the Senior Controller for

Tomas Espedal

Tomas Espedal was born in 1961 in Bergen, Norway, which he left several times, but returned to again and again and where he lives today. His way of writing is unique. Based on his diaries, the experiences recorded in them often form the narrative thread for a novel. Espedal’s language

Syksy Räsänen

Syksy Räsänen is a cosmologist at the University of Helsinki. He has earlier worked at the University of Oxford and CERN, among other places. He writes a blog, newspaper column and popular articles about science, and often gives public talks. He has co-scripted a circus show about the history of

Svein Nyhus

The Norwegian illustrator and children’s book author Svein Nyhus was born in Tønsberg in 1962. His twin brother is the cartoonist Egil Nyhus. Svein Nyhus studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry from 1981 to 1985, after which he worked as a freelance illustrator for newspapers

Sverre Henmo

Sverre Henmo was born in 1968 in Bærum, Norway. After graduating in Sociology, Music and French in Oslo, he decided against a career as a musician – he was later to become a teacher and author – and opted for writing instead. Nowadays he teaches writing courses and is involved,

Stian Hole

Stian Hole, born in 1969 in Hokksund, East Norway, has made a name for himself as one of Scandinavia’s leading graphic artists and designers. After completing his education in visual communication at the National School of Arts and Crafts in Oslo, Hole and his colleagues founded »Blæst Design«, an agency

Sissel Horndal

Sissel Horndal, born in Bodø in 1970, is from northern Norway and works as a writer, illustrator, and designer. She studied at Nordland Art and Film School in Kabelvåg and at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design from 1991 to 1997. Later she also studied dramatic writing for children

Rolf Sagen

Rolf Sagen was born in 1940 in Vadheim, Norway.  His first literary works appeared while he was studying Psychology at the University of Oslo.  He concluded his studies in 1971 with a treatise on Social Psychology.  For his debut work, the lyric collection ‘Dørklinker’ (1968; Engl: Door Knobs), he received