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Simon Stranger

Simon Stranger (b 1976, Norway) is an author resident in Oslo. He made his literary debut in 2003 and has written 15 books for children, young adults and adults. These have been translated into 25 languages.

His young adult novel De som ikke finne was nominated by the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Prize in 2015.

Stranger made his breakthrough with the documentary novel Leksikon om lys og mørke, which won the Bookseller’s Prize in 2018. The book was a personal encyclopaedia of the Holocaust in Norway, the author’s Jewish family, and one of Norway’s best-known war criminals, Henry Oliver Rinnan.

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