Teresa Grøtan (b 1974, Norway) is the director of the Bergen International Literary Festival. With a background as a journalist and author, she holds an MA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Grøtan has published a number of books, most recently Før øya synker (Gyldendal, 2018). She was the editor of the literary journal Syn og Segn and the founding editor of the magazine Global Knowledge. Grøtan won the Blix prize in 2013 for her books aimed at children and young people.
Programme consultant (on leave)
Sandra Lillebø (b 1978, Norway) is a programme consultant for the Bergen International Literature festival. She is an author, critic and commentator in Klassekampen. Lillebø made her debute as an author in 2011 with the poetry collection Navnet på den ensomme er frigitt and published a second collection, Alt skal skinne og blø, in 2016. She is also a programme consultant at the House of Literature in Bergen, and co-editor of the Vagant magazine.
Britt Kristin Ese
Britt Kristin Ese (b 1985, Norway) is the communication consultant for the Bergen International Literary Festival. With an MA in Nordic literature, she has been a trainee at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s New Norwegian media centre. Ese has previously worked as a teacher, journalist and in communication, and has translated a poetry collection.