Ingrid Z. Aanestad was born in 1983. She made her debut with the novel Today Is a Beautiful Day, and has since published a string of beautiful novels, quiet in tone, but powerful in impact. In 2010 she received Forlaget Oktober's Anniversary Grant, and in 2012 she won the Rogaland Literature Grant.
Iben Akerlie (b. 1988) has a degree in special education. Her debut Lol Lars won ARK Children's Book Prize 2016, was nominated to The Book Seller Prize 2016, The Norwegian Children & YA Authors' Association First Book Prize 2016 and The Book Blogger Prize 2016. Iben Akerlie works as an actor and has played in several films and tv-series. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bjørn Esben Almaas (born 1975) made his debut in 2001 with the collection of short stories Costa del Sol which received great reviews. In 2003 his first novel, Katzenjammer, was published. His third novel Sleep or Speak of Love was published in 2008. He has also made short films and written movie scripts.
Lisa Aisato (b. 1981) is an awarded and highly acclaimed author, illustrator and artist. Her magical and unique style has made her into one of the most beloved artist in Norway. She runs her own gallery in her house at Hvaler islands where she lives together with her family. Nominated to The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018 Winner of "Ordknappen 2018" for her illustrations in "The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books" Nominated to H. C. Andersen Award 2016 Winner of Sørlandet's Literary Prize 2016 Nominated several times to The Brage Literary Prize, The Critics' Prize and The Book Bloggers Prize. Named as one of the 10 best Norwegian writers under 35 by the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet (2015).
Olve Askim (b. 1973) is an illustrator, animator and video game developer. He has illustrated several picture books and children's books,
Nora Brech (b. 1988) works as an illustrator and has a degree in art drawing. She has illustrated children's books and book covers. Cornelia and the Jungle Machine is her first book. She lives in Oslo.