Riverton Prize 2017
Aslak Nore (b. 1978) is an author and non-fiction editor. Nore served as a rifle-man in Bosnia in the late 90’s and has travelled extensively in Afghanistan and the Middle East as a journalist. A former Fulbright recipient, he has lived in New York and Central America. His books include God Is Norwegian (2007) about Norwegian soldiers abroad, and A Norwegian Spy, a suspense novel set in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Dubai, which the critics praised. As an editor, Nore has won the Norway’s top literary award Brage Prize twice, the last time with Åsne Seierstad’s international bestseller Two Sisters. His book Wolfsangel (2017) was named best crime novel of the year by VG.