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Herkunft: Norway

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

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,

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

Stian Hole

Graphic artist and designer Stian Hole, born in east Norwegian Hokksund, in 1969, is among Scandinavia’s most innovative picture book illustrators. After finishing his visual communication studies at the National School of Arts and Crafts in Oslo he and his colleagues founded the agency »Blæst Design«, specialising in book design

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

Øyvind Torseter

The Norwegian artist, illustrator and comic-book author Øyvind Torseter was born in Hamar in 1972. By 1998, he had studied art and graphic design at the Merkantilt Institutt, at the Skolen for Grafisk Design in Oslo and at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. Torseter has been

Matias Faldbakken

Norwegian writer and artist Matias Faldbakken was born in Hobro, Denmark, in 1973 and grew up in Hamar, Norway. Faldbakken studied at the Vestlandets Art Academy in Bergen between 1994 and 1998, including a year with Thomas Bayrle at the State University of Fine Arts – Städelschule in Frankfurt am