Authors at LitFestBergen 2019
Asieh Amini (b 1973, Iran) is a poet, journalist, and activist.
Linnea Axelsson (b 1980, Sweden) is an author who made her literary debut with Tvillingsmycket (2010).
Jonas Bals (b 1977, Norway) is a journeyman painter, adviser to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and literary critic.
Erlend Berge (b 1984, Norway) is a photographer and has published a book presenting photographs of 114 chapels.
Henning Bergsvåg (b 1974, Norway) is an author and disseminator of literature.
Brit Bildøen (b 1962, Norway) made her literary debut in 1991 with the poetry collection Bilde av menn
Bergsveinn Birgisson (b 1971, Iceland) is an author with a PhD in Norse philology.
Mirte Bogaert (b 1989) is a Belgian dance artist based in Bergen.
Aage Storm Borchgrevink
Aage Storm Borchgrevink (b 1969, Norway) is an author and senior adviser in the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.
Marta Breen (b 1976, Norway) is an author, journalist and former chair of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association.
Heinz Bude (b 1954, Germany) is a sociologist and author with a background in philosophy and psychology.
Per Buvik (b 1945, Norway) is an author, dr.philos and professor emeritus at the University of Bergen.
Pedro Carmona-Alvarez (b 1972, Chile) is an author and musician. He made his literary debute with Helter.
Yasemin Çongar (b 1966, Turkey) is a journalist, editor and translator.
Doriansgrave (b Nigeria) is an artist now residing in the city of Bergen.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (b 1962, Norway) is an author and professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo.
Tomas Espedal (b 1961, Norway) has published novels and short-story collections, where he often experiments with crossing genre boundaries.
Ane Farsethås (b 1973, Norway) is a literary critic and cultural editor of Morgenbladet.
Alisa Ganieva (b 1985, Dagestan, now lives in Moscow) is an author, journalist and literary critic.
Anne Gjelsvik (b 1956, Norway) is professor of film studies in the department of art and media studies at NTNU.
Jan Grue (b 1981, Norway) is an author and professor of qualitative methods in the department of special needs education at the University of Oslo.
Ragnhild Gudbrandsen (b 1969, Norway) is an actor and singer.
Hakan Günday (b 1976, Rhodes, Greece) is a Turkish novelist and dramatist.
Xiaolu Guo (b 1973, China) is a filmmaker and author.
Helon Habila (b 1967, Nigeria) is a novelist, poet and professor of creative writing at George Mason University in Virginia.
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.
Fredrik Hagen (b 1991, Norway) is a poet and has long edited the Forsvinningspunkt fanzine.
Torfinn Harding (b 1976, Norway) is associate professor and holder of the Equinor chair in economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Eivind Riise Hauge
Eivind Riise Hauge (b 1980, Norway) made his literary debut in 2010 with the short-story collection Victor Tukmakovs siste vinter.
Kristina Leganger Iversen
Kristina Leganger Iversen (b 1989, Norway) is an author who made her debut in 2011 with the Hjartemekanikk poetry collection.
Solrun Toft Iversen
Solrun Toft Iversen (b 1971, Norway) is manager of Hordaland Theatre.
Kari Jegerstedt (b 1963, Norway) is an associate professor in the centre for women’s and gender research at UiB.
Carsten Jensen (b 1952, Denmark) is an author and critic, and has published a number of novels, critical essays, articles and travel books.
Camara Lundestad Joof
Camara Lundestad Joof (b 1988) is a Norwegian-Gambian actor, dramatist and author.
Helge Jordal (b 1946, Norway) is an actor and singer.
Oddvar Kleppa (b 1947, Norway) is a teacher in primary/lower secondary and cultural schools.
Tomm Kristiansen (b 1950, Norway) is a journalist and author.
Hilde Kvalvaag (b 1968, Norway) has published two novels about people on journeys.
Jan H. Landro
Jan H Landro (b 1948, Norway) is an author, journalist and regular contributor to Dag og Tid.
Raphaëlle Leyris (b 1980, France) is deputy editor and literary editor of the Le Monde des Livres supplement.
Jørgen Lorentzen (b 1956, Norway) is director of the Hedda Foundation and a dr.art in comparative literature.
Ingunn Lunde (b 1969, Norway) is professor of Russian at the University of Bergen.
Cecilie Løveid (b 1951, Norway) is an author and a teacher at the Academy of Creative Writing in Hordaland.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (b 1967, Uganda) is a novelist and short-story writer living in Manchester, UK.
Kari Marstein (b 1966, Norway) is editor-in-chief for Norwegian literature at Gyldendal Norsk Forlag.
Daniel Medin (b 1975, USA/France) is a professor of comparative literature and English at the American University of Paris
Astrid Hygen Meyer
Astrid Hygen Meyer (b 1986, Norway) has studied comparative literature and works now as a journalist.
Kei Miller (b 1978, Jamaica) is an author who writes novels, short stories, essays and poetry.
Dominika Minkacz-Sira (b 1980, Poland) is the founder of the Open Window Theatre, where she is now artistic director, an actor and a puppeteer.
James E. Montgomery
James E Montgomery (b 1962, UK) is Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic and fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Reidar Müller (b 1971, Norway) is an author, journalist and geologist. His most recent work is Skogens historie.
Peter Nielsen (b 1967, Denmark) is literary editor of Denmark’s Information newspaper.
Olaug Nilssen (b 1977, Norway) made her breakthrough with Få meg på, for faen, a book which broke a number of taboos related to young people, women and sexuality.
Erlend O. Nødtvedt
Erlend O Nødtvedt (b 1984, Norway) is an author who made his literary debut with the poetry collection Harudes in 2008.
Nell Irvin Painter
Nell Irvin Painter (b 1942, USA) is the Edwards Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University.
Frode Helmich Pedersen
Frode Helmich Pedersen (b 1976, Norway) is associate professor of Nordic literature at the University of Bergen.
Edurne Portela (b 1974, Vizcaya, Spain) is an author, linguist and historian with a PhD in Latin American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Yann Queffélec (b 1949, France) is an author. He grew up in Paris in a family of authors and artists with Breton roots.
Mansur Rajih (b 1958, Yemen) is an author and came to Norway in 1998 as a part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (Icorn) programme.
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (b 1973, Bangladesh) is an award-winning editor and publisher, a poet and a freedom-of-expression activist.
Mona B. Riise
Mona B Riise (b 1972, Norway) is a journalist and host of TV and radio programmes.
Angela Saini (b 1980, UK) is a prizewinning science journalist and author.
Alexander Harald Sandtorv
Alexander Harald Sandtorv (b 1986, Norway) is an associate professor at the University of Oslo.
Kjersti Sandvik (b 1964, Norway) is a journalist and author who can look back on more than 20 years of working in the fisheries press.
Gisle Selnes (b 1965, Norway) is a Bergen resident and professor of general comparative literature at the University of Bergen.
Kaj Skagen (b 1949, Norway) has “been an enfant terrible in Norway’s literary and political debate ever since he made his debut (..),” Eivind Tjønneland writes in Norsk biografisk leksikon.
Henrik Skotte (b 1970, Norway) is an artist, musician and cabaret artist.
Sigrun Slapgard (b 1953, Norway) is an author, reporter and director of documentary films.
Thor Steinhovden (b 1986, Norway) is the author of Det amerikanske marerittet – hvordan USA ble et splittet land.
Tatiana Palanca (b 1986, Portugal) is a singer and artist, best known as Miss Tati.
Rupert Thomson (b 1955, UK) is the author of 11 highly acclaimed novels.
Ina Tin (b 1961, Norway) is an author and senior adviser at Amnesty International Norway.
Andreas Tjernshaugen (b 1972, Norway) is an author of non-fiction works on animals, nature and environmental issues.
Per Anders Todal
Per Anders Todal (b 1968, Norway) is an author and a journalist in Dag og Tid.
Trond-Viggo Torgersen (b 1954, Norway) is a broadcaster, author, artist and physician.
Morten Traavik (b 1971, Norway) is a director and artist based in Oslo and Stockholm.
Dubravka Ugrešić (b 1949, Croatia) is an author who has published a number of novels and essay, partly on the subject of the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
Helene Uri (b 1964, Norway) is an author and has a PhD in linguistics.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Juan Gabriel Vásquez (b 1973, Colombia) is regarded as one of the most important contemporary Latin American authors.
Eirik Vassenden (b 1971, Norway) is professor of Nordic literature at the University of Bergen.
Bjørn Vatne (b 1976, Norway) is an author who made his literary debut with the novel Slik skal vi velge våre ofre in 2015.
Heidi Marie Vestrheim
Heidi Marie Vestrheim (b 1977, Norway) is a singer, songwriter, musician and broadcaster.
Siss Vik (b 1970, Norway) works for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and presents literature on radio, TV, the web and Instagram.
Margunn Vikingstad (b 1971, Norway) is a literary critic and translator who has studied Nordic languages and literature at the University of Oslo.
Tonje Vold (b 1972, Norway) is an associate professor in the department of archivistics, library and information science at OsloMet.
Camilla Bakken Øvald
Camilla Bakken Øvald (b 1977, Norway) is an economist who works as a lecturer and researcher at Kristiania University College in Oslo.
Gunnhild Øyehaug (b 1975, Norway) is an author and teacher at the Academy of Creative Writing in Hordaland.
Gunnar Wærness (b 1971, Norway) is an author, translator and cabaret artiste.
Ragnar Aalbu (b 1966, Norway) is an illustrator and author of children’s books.