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Bjørn Ousland

Bjørn Ousland (b 1959, Norway) is a Brage Prize-winning illustrator and children’s writer.

He is best known for a series of graphic novels inspired by Norwegian fairy tales, and for his children’s books on Polar explorers. His brother is the Polar explorer Børge Ousland, the first person to complete a solo crossing of the Antarctic.

Ousland graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in New Jersey, and made his breakthrough as a writer with Solruns saga, a trilogy of graphic novels set at the time of the Black Death. He was awarded the Brage Prize in 2007 for Fortellingen om et mulig drap, a non-fiction children’s book about Norwegian king Håkon Sverreson.

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