26 – 29 May 2022
Palace of Culture and Science and Plac Defilad

AUTHORS

We invite you to meetings with Norwegian authors of novels, poetry, biographies, reportages, crime, history books, comics, literature for children and teenagers. Meet the Norwegian writers and illustrators, who will visit the Book Fair in Warsaw!

Kjersti Anfinnsen

photo: Marius Fiskum

Kjersti Anfinnsen was born in 1975 and lives in Oslo. She took a Creative Writing course at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and works as a dentist. The Last Signs of Love is her second book. Awarded the “Havmann” prize in 2020. Her third novel, Moments for Eternity was the Norwegian nominee for the European Union Prize for Literature 2022.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022, 14:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Lene Ask

photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

Lene Ask has published several graphic novels as well as children’s books and books for young adults. Her graphic novel Dear Rikard (NCP)has been published in English translation and her children’s book Into the woods (NCP) with Bjørn Arild Ersland is published in Spanish translation.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 12:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, 16:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)
27.05.2022, 17:15, Comic Stage, Tent C
28.05.2022, 12:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)

Marie Aubert

photo: David B. Torch

Marie Aubert was born in 1979 and lives in Oslo. Can I Come Home with You is her first book. In 2013 the story Just Do It won a short story contest held by Litteratur på Blå in cooperation with the magazine Vinduet. Can I Come Home with You was a huge success in Norway, selling more than 10,000 copies. Grown-ups is her first novel.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, godz. 16:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Marta Breen

photo: Åsmund Holien Mo

Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl have cooperated about a number of book projects, amongst others The F word. 155 reasons to be a feminist that they received the Norwegian Cultural Ministry non-fiction award for in 2015, and the bestseller 60 Women you should have known (2016).

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 15:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Karen Anne Buljo

photo: Marie Louise Somby, Árvu

Karen Anne Buljo (1964) lives in Alta. She is a Sámi author, theater artistic adviser and traditional yoiker. Karen Anne Buljo has written books for children and young adults as well as radio drama for both children and adults. She has also published collections of poems as well as a book of travel writing. She has, in addition to all this, also produced teaching-material.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, godz. 16:00, Norwegian Stand No. 117 w Sali Marmurowej
27.05.2022, godz. 18:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Per Dybvig

photo: Jonas Ersland

Per Dybvig (b. 1964) is an illustrator and one of our foremost children’s book artists. He has received many awards for his drawings and his work has been featured in several solo exhibitions. In 2005 he and Bjørn Rørvik were co-recipients of the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award for their Fox and Piglet books.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall

Cecilie Enger

photo: Julie Pike

Award winning writer with strong portraits of female characters.

Cecilie Enger was born in 1963, and has studied history, Norwegian and journalism. Her big break through came with Mother’s Gifts in 2013, which sold internationally and earned her the Booksellers’ Prize that year. She is perhaps best known for biographical and historically-inspired novels as well as strong portraits of female characters.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, 12:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Thomas Enger

photo: Jarli & Jordan

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 16:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Torbjørn Færøvik

Torbjørn Færøvik has a Master degree in Asian History and has published several critically acclaimed travel books, as well as books for young adults. He has received the Brage prize three times, for India (1999), for China (2003) and for Mao’s Kingdom: A Story of Suffering (2012). In 2006 he was awarded the Cappelen Prize for his distinguished authorship.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022, 13:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Malin Falch

photo: Kari-Anne Toth

Malin Falch, (1993) born in Trondheim, but lives in Oslo. “Northern Light” volume one was her first graphic novel released in 2018.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, 15:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)
28.05.2022, 10:30, Comic Stage, Tent C
28.05.2022, 12:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)
28.05.2022, 15:00, Sienkiewicz Hall – Children stage

Erika Fatland

photo: Tine Poppe

Erika Fatland (b. 1983) achieved her international breakthrough with Sovietistan (2015). In 2016 Fatland was named one of the ten most interesting, emerging literary voices in Europe by Literary Europe Live. Sovietistan, a compelling description of her travels through the history, geography and modern-day societies of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, has so far been translated into 12 languages.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 17:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022, 14:00, Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw

Helga Flatland

photo: Agnete Brun

Helga Flatland is a copywriter with a bachelor degree in Norwegian language and literature. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Stay if You Can. Leave if You must (2010) won numerous awards, among them the Youth’s Critic’s Award, the Tarjei Vesaas’ Award for Best Debut Novel, the Aschehoug Scholarship, and was nominated for the P2 Radio Reader’s Award. She is considered one of Norway’s most promising new authors.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022, 15:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Nina F. Grünfeld

photo: Johs. Bøe

Nina F. Grünfeld is an awarded documentarist, best known for her many documentaries that have all been shown on television. In addition to making films and books, Nina is an associate professor at Inland Norway University where she teaches directing for documentary films. In 2015 she published a narrative non fiction: Nina’s Children, which she wrote together with Espen Holm. Nina participates in public debates and lectures for children and youth, various cultural institutions and public and private businesses.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, 14:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022, 16:00, Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw

Vigdis Hjorth

photo: Sara Angelica Spelling

Vigdis Hjorth (b. 1959 in Oslo) studied philosophy, literature and political science, and her first novels were children’s books. Four years after her debut in this genre, she published her first book for adult readers. She has written 30 books for children and adults. She is one of the most prominent writers in contemporary Norwegian literature. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Søren Gyldendal Prize (2011), the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature (2012), the Brage Prize Honorary Award (2014), the Amalie Skram Prize (2014), and the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (2016). In 2017 she was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and in 2019 the English translation of her Will and Testament was shortlisted for the National Book Award.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, godz. 15:00, Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw

Jørn Lier Horst

photo: Anton Soggiu

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense. To date, Horst has authored two crime fiction series for adults and two crime fiction series for younger readers, both of which are the most popular children’s book series in their respective age categories.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 16:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Klara Hveberg

photo:. Agnete Brun

Klara Hveberg was born in 1974 and grew up in Molde, on the western coast of Norway. Initially planning to study music and literature, she ended up earning a PhD in mathematics, writing her thesis on fractal geometry. Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine is her first novel. It has been sold to several countries, including the US, Germany, Korea and Poland, and was longlisted for the PEN America translation prize 2022.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 14:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Asbjørn Jaklin

photo: Kari Holthe

Asbjørn Jaklin (born 1956) is an editor for the magazine Nordlys. His previous publications include The History of Northern Norway and The North Front.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 17:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Victoria Kielland

photo: Julia Marie Naglestad

Victoria Kielland’s first book, the short prose collection I lyngen (In the Heather, 2013) was shorlisted for the Tarjei Vesaas debutantpris, an annual prize for best first literary work in Norwegian. In 2016, Kielland’s first novel Dammyr(Marsh Pond), was shortlisted for the Youth Critics’ Prize and the literary committee of the Norwegian Authors’ Union awarded her the Norwegian Booksellers’ primary writer’s scholarship. My Men is her breakthrough novel, published to rave reviews in 2021.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 16:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Anders Kvammen

photo: Martin G. Slørdal

Anders N. Kvammen is a Norway based cartoonist and works primarily in a self biographic style. His first book is based on his childhood and the period in high school.

Junior High was praised by critics, nominated for numerous prizes, and awarded The Brage Prize 2016, From the Jury’s grounds:

“Anders N. Kvammen debuts with a depiction of youth that is truly exceptional. It is set in the early nineties, but feels timeless, credible and recognizable. With simple means, Kvammen conveys a flow of emotions. Landscape and use of shadow are connected with the moods and events. It never gets overexplanatory, just tender, heartbreaking and true”.

Kvammen was one of the participants chosen for NORLA’s development programme for new literary talents “New Voices”, a part of the project of Norway as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 12:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, 16:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)

Nina Lykke

photo: Agnete Brun

Nina Lykke was born in 1965. Her first book, The Orgy and Other Stories, was nominated for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize. The novel Disintegration, which followed in 2013, had brilliant reviews and was shortlisted for the P2 Listeners’ Novel Prize. In 2014 Lykke was awarded the Booksellers’ Author Grant.

In 2016 she had a major breakthrough with her third book, No, a Hundred Times No. The book has been printed in 61,000 copies in Norway, and won the Young Reader’s Critics’ Prize (similar to the French Goncourt des Lyceens). It has also been hugely successful in Sweden and Germany, and was the runner-up in the Bonnier Book Club’s Books of the year 2018.

Lykke has been part of NORLA’s development programme for new literary talents “New Voices”, on the occasion of Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2019.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022, 12:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Kaja Nordengen

photo: Birgit Solhaug

Ph.d. Kaja Nordengen (b.1987) is a physician specialising in neurology at Akershus University Hospital. She also teaches at University of Oslo. She did her Ph.d. in 2014: “The localisation and function of NAA, NAAG and their derivatives in the brain.” Nordengen has always been fascinated by the brain.

Please watch her tedtalk Invented reality.

Invented reality | Kaja Nordengen | TEDxOslo

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, 13:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, godz. 17:00, Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw

Bjørn F. Rørvik

photo: Observatoriet

Since Bjørn F. Rørvik’s first book was published in 1996, he has become one of the most successful and renowned children’s books authors in Norway. His book-series about The Three Billy Goats Gruff (ill. Gry Moursund), Purriot (ill. Ragnar Aalbu) and Fox & Piglet (ill. Per Dybvig) has sold in hundreds of thousands of books in Norway alone. His writing is full of crazy humour and original concoctions that make them great fun for readers of all ages.

Bjørn knows quite a lot about birds and animals, and enjoy traveling around Norway reading from his books.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall

Alicja Rosé

photo: Valdis Jansons

poet, illustrator

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 14:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Kristin Roskifte

photo: Svein Størksen

Kristin Roskifte is an illustrator with an MA in illustration from Kingston University in England. Her illustrations are narrative and full of details and humour. She is working within many different fields and has written and illustrated eight picture books. Roskifte has won many prizes for her illustrations and books.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
29.05.2022, 10:15, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Biret Ristin Sara

photo: Johan Mathis Gaup

Biret Ristin Sara is an artist within Sami traditional music (yoik) and yoik poetry.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022, godz. 16:00, Norwegian Stand No. 117 w Sali Marmurowej
27.05.2022, godz. 18:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Bjørn Sortland

photo: © Aapo Huhta_WSOY, Finland

Bjørn Sortland (b. 1968) is an award-winning Norwegian author whose many works include picture books as well as children’s and YA novels. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Sortland’s writing is suffused with humour, while his books also take the problems typically encountered by children and young people seriously.

About Kepler62:
Authors Timo Parvela from Finland and Bjørn Sortland from Norway, together with Finnish illustrator Pasi Pitkänen, have created a fascinating world where friendships are put in the balance in the unexplored reaches of outer space. These books are being published simultaneously in Finland and Norway. The award-winning series is published in 20 countries.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, 10:15, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022, godz. 14:00, Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw

Monika Steinholm

photo: Thalia Steinholm

Monika Steinholm (b. 1983) has published nine books for children and youth. When she is not writing, she works as a bookseller. Steinholm has a two-year writer’s education from the University of Tromsø and was nominated for both the U- Award and the NBU’s Trollkrittet Award for her debut book Fuck verden (Fuck the world).

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

photo: Celina Øyer

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, Norway, as well as a scientific advisor for The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA. She has a Doctorate degree in conservation biology and lectures on nature management and forest biodiversity. Her research focuses on insect ecology. In addition, she has studied history and is interested in outreach activities, runs a science blog and is a regular guest on the popular science radio programme EKKO – Abel’s Tower on NRK P2.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022, 11:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Aina Villanger

photo: Baard Henriksen

Aina Villanger (b. 1979) made her debut in 2012 with long song, a subjective and energetic story of creation in poetry form, which was met with terrific reviews. In 2017 her second book, the prose work Baugeid’s Book, was shortlisted for the Young Readers’ Critics’ Prize. Her third book, the long poem Nattnød, appeared in 2019. The same year she was awarded the Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Prize for her works.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022, 14:00, Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

Anja Dahle Øverbye

photo: Thomas Ekström

Anja Dahle Øverbye (1981) is a comic artist, author and illustrator living in Oslo, Norway. In 2016 she won the award “Comic of the year” for her debut Dog Days (Jippi 2015), and her second book Bergen (Jippi, 2018) has received several awards. Her picture book The Lucky Tooth (Samlaget) was published in 2019, and her books have been published in French, English, Polish, Czech and Russian. She founded the publishing house Blokk in 2016 and ran it until 2022. She is currently working on her third graphic novel, which will be published in 2023.

Meet the author at the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022,18:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)
28.05.2022, 16:20, Comic Book Stage, Tent C
28.05.2022, 17:00, Autographs’ Zone (The Warsaw of Comics Festival)


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