Mohamed Abdi (b 1986, Somalia) is a teacher of Norwegian and a writer.
Bolatito Adebayo (b 1979, Nigeria) is the author of The Waiting Room.
Opal Palmer Adisa
Opal Palmer Adisa (b. 1954, Jamaica) PhD is diverse and multi-genre, an exceptional talent nurtured on cane sap and the oceanic breeze of the Caribbean.
Mobolaji Adenubi (b 1941, Nigeria) is a writer and educationist, resident in Lagos.
Claire Armitstead (b 1958, UK) is associate editor, culture for the Guardian.
Ann-Magrit Austenå (b 1961, Norway) is today an assistant churchwarden in Oslo.
Efe Paul Azino
Efe Paul Azino (b 1979, Nigeria) is widely regarded as one of Nigeria's leading performance poets.
Britta B (Canada) is a Toronto-based poet, spoken word performer, emcee and artist educator.
Henning Bergsvåg (b 1974, Norway) is an author and disseminator of literature.
Kristian Bjørkelo (b 1978, Norway) is a folklorist, writer and debater on social issues.
Ahlam Bolooki (b 1989, UAE) is the Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
Behrouz Boochani (b 1983, Iran) is a Kurdish-Iranian author, journalist, academic, cultural communicator and film-maker.
Erna Brodber (b 1940, Jamaica) is an author of six works of fiction and seven of non-fiction, plus several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Karoline Brændjord (b 1990, Norway) is an author resident in Oslo.
Per Buvik (b 1945, Norway) is an author, dr.philos and professor emeritus affiliated with the department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen.
Janne Starup Bønes
Janne Starup Bønes (b 1980, Norway) is an actor and a puppeteer.
Lucie Campos (b Ireland) is the director of the Villa Gillet, France's centre for international writing and the home of Assises Internationales du Roman and Mode d'Emploi.
Pedro Carmona-Alvarez (b 1972, Chile) is a Norwegian author and musician based in Bergen.
Jillian Christmas (Canada) is a queer Afro-Caribbean writer living on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam peoples.
Hilde Danielsen (b 1971, Norway) is a social scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (Norce) in Bergen, and received a PhD in cultural studies from the University of Bergen in 2006.
Kwame Dawes (b 1962, Ghana) is the author of 22 works of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism and essays.
Avni Doshi (f. 1982, USA) is an author. She was born in New Jersey and is currently based in Dubai.
Eirin Eikefjord (b 1981, Norway) is the political editor of Bergens Tidende.
Gaute Eiterjord (b 1995, Norway) is a student, activist and former leader of Young Friends of the Earth Norway.
Dave Eggers (b. 1970, USA) is an American author and journalist based in San Francisco.
Fatemeh Ekhtesari (b 1986, Iran) is a poet, author and activist resident in Lillehammer.
Ulrik Eriksen (b 1974, Norway) is freelance journalist and an author.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (b 1962, Norway) is a 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.
Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Tawhida Tanya Evanson (Canada) is an Antiguan-Québecoise poet, author and artist.
Monika Fagerholm (b 1961, Finland) is resident at Ekenäs in Finland, and is described as one of the most prominent Fenno-Swedish authors of our time.
Ingvild Folkvord (b 1965, Norway) is a professor in the department of language and literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Odd Eirik Sætre Færevåg
Odd Eirik Sætre Færevåg (b 1976, Norway) is a teacher and an author.
Sara Marielle Gaup
Sara Marielle Gaup (b 1983, Norway) is a traditional and modern yoiker.
Jo Gjerstad (b 1953, Norway) is an author and publisher’s editor at Bodoni Forlag.
Millicent A A Graham
Millicent A A Graham (b 1974, Jamaica) is an author and lives in Kingston.
Tove Gravdal (b 1963, Norway) is an author and journalist resident in Oslo.
Roland Gulliver (b 1976, UK) is the director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
Daniel Gumbiner (b. 1988, United States) is an American author and editor.
Fredrik Hagen (b 1991, Norway) is a poet and PhD candidate at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
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.
Mercedes Halfon (f.1980, Argentina) is a cultural journalist, theatre critic and author.
Toril Hanssen (b 1946, Norway) is a translator from British and American English as well as Swedish and Danish.
Eivind Riise Hauge
Eivind Riise Hauge (f. 1980, Norway) is an author who lives in Bergen.
Heir of the Cursed
Beldina Odenyo (b 1990, Kenya) is a vocalist, guitarist, poet and writer
Ane Hem (b 1979, Norway) is a court artist, writer and designer.
Nancy Herz (b 1996, Norway) is co-author of the book Skamløs as well as an activist and speaker.
Dag O. Hessen
Dag O Hessen (f 1956, Norway) is a professor of biology at the University of Oslo.
Guri Hjeltnes (b 1953, Norway) is a historian, journalist and author.
Inger Merete Hobbelstad
Inger Merete Hobbelstad (b 1980, Norway) is a journalist and non-fiction author.
Hans D. Høeg
Hans D Høeg (b 1971, Norway) has a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He became chief of staff in 2012 for Republican congressman Thomas Massie.
Nadine Aisha Jassat
Nadine Aisha Jassat (b 1989, England) is an award-winning writer and author.
Kari Jegerstedt (b 1963, Norway) heads the centre for women’s and gender research at the University of Bergen.,
Preben Jordal (b 1972, Norway) is a literary scholar, critic and translator.
Leyla Josephine (b 1991, Scotland) is a poet, theatre maker and screenwriter residing in Prestwick.
Nazneen Khan-Østrem (b 1968, Kenya) is a British-Norwegian author and editor based in Oslo.
Jens Kihl (b 1986, Norway) is a commentator, author and adherent of Norway’s Nynorsk (New Norwegian) language movement.
Karl Ove Knausgård
Karl Ove Knausgård (b 1968, Norway) is an author and publisher resident in London.
T M Krishna
T M Krishna (b 1976, India) is a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition, activist and author.
Tomm Kristiansen (b 1950, Norway) is a journalist and author.
Jan H. Landro
Jan H Landro (b 1948, Norway) is an author, journalist and regular contributor to Dag og Tid.
Sondre Lerche (b 1982, Norway) is a musician and songwriter resident in Los Angeles.
Sandra Lillebø (b 1978, Norway) is an author, critic and commentator in Klassekampen.
Åsa Linderborg (b 1968, Sweden) is a Swedish author, historian and writer on culture.
Ann Margaret Lim
Ann Margaret Lim (b 1976, Jamaica) is a poet and communications practitioner who lives in Red Hills, Jamaica.
Jenny Lucander (b 1975, Finland) is a picture book editor and illustrator resident in Helsinki.
Cecilie Løveid (b 1951, Norway) is an award-winning author and one of Norway’s most frequently performed playwrights.
Ole Jacob Madsen
Ole Jacob Madsen (b 1978, Norway) is educated as a psychologist and philosopher and serves as a professor in cultural and social psychology at the University of Oslo’s psychology department.
Shazia Majid (b 1974, Norway) is a Norwegian author, journalist and economist, and works as a journalist and commentator at VG.
Jens Mattsson (b 1980, Sweden) is a librarian and author of books for children.
Dara McAnulty (b 2004, Northern Ireland) is an author, naturalist and environmental activist.
Diana McCaulay (Jamaica) is an environmental activist and award-winning writer.
Earl McKenzie (b 1943, Jamaica) is a writer, philosopher and visual artist.
Desiree McKenzie (b Canada) is an award-winning poet.
Mujib Mehradad (Afghanistan) is a poet, playwright and translator.
Marte Michelet (b 1975, Norway) is a journalist, commentator and author.
Hans Kristian Mjelva
Hans Kristian Mjelva (b 1966, Norway) is a political/financial commentator in Bergens Tidende.
Sigrid Moldestad (b 1972, Norway) is a folk musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
MOTION (b Canada) is a screenwriter, playwright, poet and emcee.
Mutabarika (b 1952, Jamaica) was born Allen Hope. He is perhaps Jamaica’s most famous living poet.
Ramin Naqshbandi (b 1992, Afghanistan) is a visual artist and has done painting, photography and artistic installations.
Kathrine Nedrejord (b 1987, Norway) is a Sami author and dramatist.
Olaug Nilssen (b 1977, Norway) is an author resident in Bergen.
Chiebuka Obumselu (b 1995, Nigeria) is working with the Aké Arts and Book Festival team in Lagos. At night, she is a freelance writer and editor.
Sven Egil Omdal
Sven Egil Omdal (b 1953, Norway) is an author and journalist.
Gillian O’Shaughnessy (b 1966, Western Australia) is a journalist, writer, and presenter.
Open Window Theatre
Open Window Theatre creates family performances characterised by warmth and humour, which communicate with children in a language they can understand.
Steinar Opstad (b 1971, Norway) is a poet, author and translator resident in Oslo.
Derek Owusu (b 1982, UK) is a writer and poet from north London.
Cherilyn Parsons (b 1963, Los Angeles) is the founder and executive director of the Bay Area Book Festival.
Michael Pedersen (b 1984, Scotland) is a Scottish poet, scribbler, stitcher living in Glasgow.
Frode Helmich Pedersen
Frode Helmich Pedersen (b 1976, Norway) is associate professor of Nordic literature at the University of Bergen.
Juan Ignacio Pisano
Juan Ignacio Pisano (b 1981, Argentina) is an author, a PhD research fellow, and a teacher at various upper secondary schools and the university in Buenos Aires.
Hassan Preisler (b 1969, Denmark) is a Danish actor, author, speaker, radio host and dramatist.
Alwynne Pritchard (b 1968, UK) is a writer, composer and performer based in Bergen.
Kristina Quintano (b 1975, Norway) is a journalist and publisher in Quintano Forlag.
Mariano Quirós (b 1979, Argentina) is an author.
Baktash Rawesh (b 1989, Afghanistan) is a poet and writer.
Tore Renberg (b 1972, Norway) is an author, resident in Stavanger.
Mona B Riise
Mona B Riise (b 1972, Norway) is a journalist and programme presenter on TV and radio.
Jason Reynolds (b 1983, USA) is a North American author and poet.
Sanjoy K Roy
Sanjoy K Roy (b 1962, India) is the managing director of Teamwork Arts, which produces arts and literary festivals in 40 cities across the world, including the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival.
Amalia Sanz (b 1976, Argentina) is a culture editor and journalist.
Siddharth Sareen (born 1988, India) is an environmental social scientist.
Hamid Sakhizada (b 1989, Afghanistan) is a musician, singer and former music teacher resident Harstad.
Hilde Sandvik (b 1970, Norway) is a journalist, editor and radio presenter.
Kim Scott (f. 1957, Australia) is an author.
Olive Senior (b 1941, Jamaica) is the prizewinning author of 18 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature.
Sajad Ahmad Shakeeb
Sajad Ahmad Shakeeb (b 1987, Afghanistan) is an enthusiastic Afghan who has more than 10 years of experience with various national and international organisations.
Yohan Shanmugaratnam (b 1979, Sri Lanka) is a resident of Oslo and a journalist in Klassekampen.
Maria Navarro Skaranger
Maria Navarro Skaranger (b 1994, Norway) is an author resident in Oslo.
Jan Arild Snoen
Jan Arild Snoen (b 1964, Norway) is a writer and debater.
Mary Ailonieida Sombán Mari
Mary Ailonieida Sombán Mari (b 1953, Norway) is a Sami author, dramatist and artist.
Joy Sorman (b 1973, France) is a French writer who has written about a range of issues, from gender equality and human-animal relations to mental health.
Kjersti Løken Stavrum
Kjersti Løken Stavrum (b 1969, Norway) chairs Norway’s official commission on freedom of expression.
Courtney Stoddart (b 1994, Scotland) is a Scottish-Caribbean poet and performer.
Simon Stranger (b 1976, Norway) is an author resident in Oslo.
Ina Strøm (b 1983, Norway) is educated as a journalist and has broad experience from the media, including the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
Manasi Subramaniam (India) is executive editor and head of literary rights at Penguin Random House India.
Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde
Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (b 1972, Norway) is a professor of law at the University of Oslo.
Susanna (b 1979, Norway) is a musician, vocalist and composer.
Grethe Fatima Syéd
Grethe Fatima Syéd (b 1968, Norway) is a literary scholar, author and translator.
Gunnar Sørbø (b 1948, Norway) is a social anthropologist and former director of the Chr Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen.
Eira Søyseth (b 1991, Norway) is a poet and translator/reinterpreter, born and resident in Bergen.
Tamana Tawangar (b 1991, Afghanistan) is a poet, writer and theatre director.
Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (b 1966, Norway) is a professor of conservation biology.
Domizia Tosatto (b 1987, Italia) is an artist, resident in Saint Étienne, France.
Chris Tvedt (b 1954, Norway) is an author and lawyer.
Wana Udobang(b 1984, Nigeria) is a storyteller and artist working at the intersection of writing, poetry, performance and film.
Eirik Vassenden (b 1971, Norway) is professor of Nordic literature at the University of Bergen.
Heidi Marie Vestrheim
Heidi Marie Vestrheim (b 1977, Norway) is a vocalist, songwriter, musician and programme presenter who resides in Oslo.
Vendela Vida (b 1971, USA) is an award-winning American novelist and editor based in northern California.
Siss Vik(b 1970, Norway) is a literary and film scholar who works for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
Margunn Vikingstad (b 1971, Norway) is a literary critic and translator.
Roseanne Watt (b 1991, Shetland) is a writer, filmmaker and musician.
Ingunn Økland (b 1969, Norway) is a literary critic in Aftenposten.
Gunnhild Øyehaug (b 1975, Norway) is an author and a teacher at the Academy of Creative Writing in Hordaland.