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.
A winner of the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize, the Brage Prize and twice of the Critics' Prize Kjell Askildsen (b. 1929) is one of the great Norwegian writers of the post-war era and an inescapable reference in contemporary Scandinavian literature. Admired above all for his short stories, Askildsen has cultivated a terse, ascetic style which is a perfect vehicle for his existential themes. Though the world view often seems bleak and disillusioned, there is also humour in his works, albeit of the black, laconic kind.
Danish-born Kurt Aust has lived in Norway since 1982. He made his debut in 1999 with the widely acclaimed historical crime novel Day of Wrath which has so far been sold to five countries. His second book, The Third Truth, likewise attracted considerable attention, both in Norway and abroad. His third crime novel, Afflicted. Next to God, has been awarded the Norwegian Riverton Crime Prize as well as the Glass Key - the prize for best Scandinavian crime novel.
Nora Brech (b. 1988) works as an illustrator and has a degree in art drawing. She has illustrated childrens books and book covers. Cornelia and the Jungle Machine is her first book. She lives in Oslo.
Siri Dokken (b. 1966) is an award-winning newspaper cartoonist and illustrator. She has studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry.
Åshild Irgens (b. 1976) has a degree from Oslo National Academy of The Arts and works as an illustrator. She has illustrated several children's books.