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) is both an author and one of Norway’s leading young actors. Her debut YA novel Lol Lars was an instant best seller, awarded the prestigious ARK Children's Book Prize 2016, nominated for The Book Seller Prize 2016, The Norwegian Children & YA Authors' Association First Book Prize 2016 and The Book Blogger Prize 2016. Akerlie also has a degree in special education. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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 he published his first novel, Katzenjammer. 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 critically acclaimed author, illustrator and artist. Her unique style has made her into one of Norway's most beloved and successfull illustrator. Aisato’s collaboration with various authors, amongst them titles like The Snow Sister by Maja Lunde and The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books by Klaus Hagerup have been sold in more than 30 territories. In 2015 she was named as one of the 10 best Norwegian writers under 35 by the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet. She runs her own gallery in her house at Hvaler islands South East coast of Norway, where she lives together with her family. Awards: The 2019 Norwegian Booksellers' Prize The 2019 School Library Literary Prize "Ordknappen 2018" for her illustrations in "The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books", written by Klaus Hagerup. The 2016 Sørlandet's Literary Prize for her illustrations in the biography about Astrid Lindgren, written by Agnes-Margrethe Bjorvand. Best animation short at Tribeca Film festival in 2017 for the animation movie "Odd is an Egg", based on her picture book by the same title. Nominations: The 2019 "Bokslukerprisen" for The Snow Sister" together with author Maja Lunde. The 2019 Ministry of Culture's Illustrator Prize for "Being Young", written by Linn Skåber. The 2019 YA Prize for "Being Young", written by Linn Skåber. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) in 2015, 2016 and 2018 The H. C. Andersen Award in 2010 and 2016 The 2018 Amanda Prize for the animation movie "Odd is an Egg", based on her picture book by the same title. Nominated several times for the Brage Literary Prize, The Critics' Prize and The Book Bloggers Prize.
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.