Hilde Kvalvaag (b 1968, Norway) has published two novels about people on journeys. The first, Skagerrak (2008), is set in northern Jutland, while the Canadian wilderness is the scene for the second, Lev vel, alle. She has also written travel essays, from the Chelsea Hotel in New York and following Virginia Woolf’s footsteps in the UK.
Kvalvaag is also known as an author of children’s books. She won the Brage Prize in 2010 for the teen novel Fengsla, and the Ministry of Culture’s Literature Prize in 2005 for Nattsommarfugl, a novel about a girl on holiday in a west Norwegian fjord. Kvalvaag is educated as a social anthropologist and works in the faculty of fine art, music and design at the University of Bergen.