Authors LitFestBergen 2020
MiRee Abrahamsen (b 1973, South Korea) is a norwegian author and visual artist.
Cathrine Baglo (b 1969, Norway) is a writer and researcher, whose work is heavily concerned with the cultural history of the Sami people and other indigenous groups.
Kjersti G. Berg
Kjersti G. Berg (b 1975, Norway) is a post-doctoral researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen.
Kjersti Bjørkmo (b 1971, Norway) is a poet from Northern Norway, currently living and working in Oslo.
Ketil Bjørnstad (b 1952, Norway) is a pianist, composer and prolific author.
Ingrid Brekke (b 1969, Norway) is a journalist and author.
Pedro Carmona-Alvarez (b 1972, Chile) is an author and musician currently based in Bergen.
Susanne Christensen (b 1969, Denmark) is a Dano-Norwegian literary critic and essayist who lives in Berlin.
Lars Saabye Christensen
Lars Saabye Christensen (b 1953, Norway) is one of Norway’s leading contemporary writers.
Marie Darrieussecq (b 1969, France) is an award-winning French novelist with an international readership.
Tishani Doshi (b 1975, India) is a poet, novelist and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent.
Marit Eikemo (b 1971, Norway) is an influential essayist, novelist and editor.
Harald Gaski (b 1955, Norway) is a Professor of Sámi culture and literature at Sámi University of Applied Sciences.
Frode Grytten (b 1960, Norway) is an author based in Bergen.
Alf van der Hagen
Alf van der Hagen (b 1962, Norway) is an author who has written several books based on interviews with their subject.
Eivind Riise Hauge
Eivind Riise Hauge (b 1980, Norway) made his literary debut in 2010 with the short-story collection Victor Tukmakovs siste vinter.
Niillas Holmberg (b 1990, Finland) is a Sami musician, writer, and actor.
Kristine Hovda (b 1984, Norway) is a musician, journalist and author who has written for numerous newspapers.
Jens M. Johansson
Jens M. Johansson (b 1971, Sweden) is a Norwegian journalist and author.
Penny Johnson (b 1947 , Japan), now based in Ramallah, is an author, researcher and founding member of the Institute of Women's Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine.
Khaled Khalifa (b 1964, Syria) is a novelist, screenwriter and poet born in Aleppo.
Nazneen Khan-Østrem (b 1968, Kenya) is an author and journalist based in Oslo.
Jens Kihl (b 1986, Norway) is a commentator, author and adherent of Norway’s Nynorsk (New Norwegian) language movement.
Ingunn Lunde (b 1969, Norway), is professor of Russian at the University of Bergen.
Mazen Maarouf (b 1978, Lebanon) is a Palestinian-Icelandic writer whose short story collection Jokes for the Gunmen was longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.
Kaja Schjerven Mollerin
Kaja Schjerven Mollerin (b 1980, Norway) is a critic at Klassekampen, a former editor of Vinduet and a member of the editorial team at Agora.
Njabulo Ndebele (b 1948, South Africa) is an author and academic and by many considered one of the foremost intellectuals of South Africa.
Kristin Skare Orgeret
Kristin Skare Orgeret (b 1968, Norway) is professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University.
Koleka Putuma (b 1993, South Africa) is a performance poet, playwright and theatre director based in Cape Town.
Vibeke Knoop Rachline
Vibeke Knoop Rachline (b 1954, Norway) is a Norwegian journalist who has been based in Paris for over four decades.
Mary Ruefle (b 1952, USA) is a poet and essayist, whose career in writing spans close to four decades.
Bjørn H. Samset
Bjørn H. Samset (b 1977, Norway) is a physicist and climate scientist.
Sigri Sandberg (b 1975, Norway) is an author and journalist, working for leading Norwegian newspapers over more than 20 years.
Raja Shehadeh (b 1951, Palestine) is a writer, lawyer and political activist, recognised by The Observer as “Palestine’s greatest prose writer”.
Øystein Skjælaaen (b 1977, Norway) is an author, researcher and musician.
Sigbjørn Skåden (b 1976, Norway) is a Sami author and cultural worker.
Risten Sokki (b 1954, Norway) is a Sami poet and teacher.
Jonny Steinberg (b 1970, South Africa) is a writer and scholar whose work has been influential in charting South Africa’s transition to democracy.
Maria Stepanova (b 1972, Russia) is a poet, essayist and journalist based in Moscow.
Laila Stien (b 1946, Norway) is a novelist, poet and translator from Northern Norway.
Espen Stueland (b 1970, Norway) is an author, magazine editor, critic and essayist.
Trond-Viggo Torgersen (b 1954, Norway) is a broadcaster, author, artist and physician.
Ida Lødemel Tvedt
Ida Lødemel Tvedt (b 1987, Norway) is an essayist, critic and author.
Hedley Twidle (b 1980, South Africa) is a writer, teacher and researcher based in Cape Town.
Heidi Marie Vestrheim
Heidi Marie Vestrheim (b 1977, Norway) is a singer, songwriter, musician and broadcaster.
Tonje Vold (b 1972, Norway) is an associate professor in the department of archivistics, library and information science at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University.
Tiril Broch Aakre
Tiril Broch Aakre (b 1976, Norway) made her debut in 2013 with the poetry collection Kniplinger.