23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Norway

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

Martin Ernstsen

born in Kjeller (Norway) in 1982, Martin Ernstsen is a freelance comic artist and illustrator in Berlin. From 2008 to 2010 he completed his Master’s in Storytelling at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Konstfack (Sweden). His debut comic »Nissefug« was published in 2007. Since then he

Marianne Kaurin

Norwegian children’s and young adult author Marianne Kaurin, born in 1974, studied at the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books in Oslo and made her debut in 2012 with the young adult novel »Nœrmere høst« (Eng. »Almost Autumn«, 2017).The story is about a Jewish family who did not leave Norway during

Maria Parr

Maria Parr was born in 1981 in the Norwegian coastal village Fiskå. As a child she was an enthusiastic storyteller, and kept her three siblings up late at night with her tales. Parr already began writing stories in school. She studied Nordic Languages and Literature at the University of Bergen.

Maja Lunde

The Norwegian author and screenwriter Maja Lunde was born in 1975 in Oslo, where she also grew up. In 1996, she began studying literature and psychology at the University of Oslo and later specialized in the history of film. After her studies, Maja Lunde worked for various cultural festivals as

Linn Ullmann

Linn Ullmann was born in Oslo in 1966.  She graduated from New York University in 1988 and began work on her PhD the same year.  In 1992 she permanently moved to Norway.  After a few years as a radio reporter and co-editor of the literary journal ‘VAGANT’, she began her

Linde Hagerup

Linde Hagerup, who comes from a family of writers, was born in 1968 and spent her childhood in Rykkinn in the Norwegian municipality of Bærum. At the age of 17 she began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen under Jon Fosse, among others. Afterwards, she worked for

Lars Saabye Christensen

Lars Saabye Christensen was born in Oslo, Norway in 1953. He has been a poet and author of books for young adults, detective stories, short stories, novels and screenplays since the 70’s. It was his enthusiasm for rock music which made him take up writing. Inspired by his idols John

Kjell Askildsen

Kjell Askildsen was born in 1929 in Mandal, forty-five kilometres west of Kristiansand in southern Norway. At the age of twenty-four, he published his first collection of short stories »Heretter følger jeg deg helt hjem« (1953; t: From now on I’ll walk you all the way home), which was seen

Klaus Hagerup

Klaus Hagerup was born in Oslo, Norway in 1946 and grew up in a family of authors. He decided to become an actor and partly funded his education with his poetry collection, “Silk tenker jeg på dere”, with which he made his debut in 1969. In the following years he