Winner of the Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Prize 2019
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.