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 the most beloved artist in Norway. She runs her own gallery in her house at Hvaler islands South East coast of Norway, where she lives together with her family. Nominated for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) Winner of "Ordknappen 2018" for her illustrations in "The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books", written by Klaus Hagerup Nominated for the 2016 H. C. Andersen Award 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 in 2015. The animation movie "Odd Is An Egg", based on her picture book by the same title, was award best animation short at Tribeca Filmfestival in 2017.
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.