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

Herkunft: Norway

Bjarte Breiteig

Bjarte Breiteig was born in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1974. He studied Physics in Trondheim and Literature at the University of Bergen. In 1998 he published his first stories under the title »Fantomsmerter« (t: Phantom Pains); the book won the debut prize of the Aschehoug Publishing House. His second book »Surrogater«

Bjørn Sortland

Bjørn Sortland was born on the west coast of Norway in 1968 and worked as a journalist, reviewer and author until devoting himself full-time to writing books for children and young adults in 1998.  Following his training at the Academy for the Art of Writing in Bergen, Sortland published his

Ashur Etwebi

Ashur Etwebi was born in Libya in 1952. He completed his medical degree in Tripoli and, in 1991, received his doctorate degree from University College Galway, Ireland. Etwebi works as a consultant physician and is a renowned writer, poet, and translator. His first collection of poetry »Qsaed Al-Shorfa» (tr.: Balcony

Åsne Seierstad

born in Oslo in 1970, she studied Russian, Spanish and the history of ideas. From 1993 she wrote for a Norwegian daily in Russia and China, before being a war reporter for Norwegian television from 1998 to 2003. Her books usually portray people living in troubled regions such as Afghanistan,