Thure Erik Lund (born 27 June 1959 in Vikersund) is a Norwegian author and cabinet maker. He debuted in 1992 with the novel Tanger, for which he won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris.
Lars Saabye Christensen, is a Norwegian/Danish author.
Roy Jacobsen is a Norwegian novelist and short-story writer. Born in Oslo, he made his publishing début in 1982 with the short-story collection Fangeliv, which won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. He is winner of the prestigious Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and two of his novels have been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize: Seierherrene in 1991 and Frost in 2004. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles was published in Britain in 2008. Jacobsen lives in Oslo.
Tarjei Vesaas was a Norwegian poet and novelist. Vesaas is widely considered to be one of Norway's greatest writers of the twentieth century and perhaps its most important since World War II.
Hans Herbjørnsrud is a Norwegian author of short stories. His works frequently play with the differences between Norwegian languages Bokmål and Nynorsk and the various Norwegian dialects. His stories' characters sometimes playfully mix and invent languages, sometimes become caught up in their linguistic games and start losing their identity.
Karin Fossum is a Norwegian author of crime fiction, often referred to as the "Norwegian queen of crime".
Sissel Lie is a Norwegian novelist, translator, playwright and professor in Romance languages and literature at the University of Trondheim since 1992.
Rolf Sagen was a Norwegian author. He was curator and daily leader of the Bergen Academy of Writing.
Jan Erik Vold is a Norwegian lyric poet, jazz vocal reciter, translator and author. He was a core member of the so-called "Profil generation", the circle attached to the literary magazine Profil. Throughout his career as an artist, he has had the ability to reach the public, both with his poetry and his political views. He has contributed greatly to the renewal of Norwegian poetry, and created interest in lyrical poetry. Jan Erik Vold is currently living in Stockholm.
Carl Frode Tiller is a Norwegian author, historian and musician. His works are in Nynorsk, one of the two official Norwegian standard languages.
The Brage Prize is a Norwegian literature prize that is awarded annually by the Norwegian Book Prize foundation. The prize recognizes recently published Norwegian literature.
Tor Obrestad was a Norwegian novelist, poet and documentary writer.
Trude Marstein is a Norwegian author. She attended Telemark University College and studied creative writing studies. At the University of Oslo she studied pedagogy, psychology, and the history of literature. She debuted in 1998 with a collection of prose titled Sterk sult, plutselig kvalme, for which she received Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris.
Morten Harry Olsen is a Norwegian author. Olsen made his literary debut in 1985 with the short story collection For alt hva vi er verdt, which won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. Many of his books have been hits with critics.
Johan Fredrik Grøgaard is a Norwegian dentist, novelist, children's writer and crime writer. He made his literary debut in 1967 with the novel Dyvekes grav, for which he received Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. He received the Norwegian Critics Prize for Best children's book in 1982 for Jeg, Wilhem, 11 år.
Steinar Opstad is a Norwegian poet. He made his literary debut in 1996 with the poetry collection Tavler og bud, which earned him Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris.
Tarjei Vesaas's debutantpris is a prize awarded annually for the best first literary work in Norwegian. It is awarded by the Norwegian Authors' Union, and the organisation's 9-member Literary Caucus constitutes the jury for the prize. They choose the winner based on a free and independent evaluation on aesthetic criteria.
Ingvar Moe was a Norwegian poet, novelist and children's writer. He published over 20 books including short stories, novels, poetry and textbooks.
Torun Lian is a Norwegian playwright, film director and novelist. She made her literary début in 1988 with the collection Tre skuespill, for which she was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. In 1995 she was awarded with the Nordic Children's Book Prize. Among her films are Bare skyer beveger stjernene from 1998, and Ikke naken, ikke kledt from 2000.
Anne Bøe is a Norwegian poet. She was born in Ålesund, and grew up partly in Tanzania. She graduated from the "writers' seminar" in Bø in 1982, where she had studied with Eldrid Lunden. She made her literary début in 1984 with the poetry collection Silkestein, for which she was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. Among her later poetry collections are Ildrose from 1989, Sinobersol snø from 1993, and Minimum from 2009. Her collection Frostdokumenter from 2012 was described as giving language to people whose voices we seldom hear.
Sigmund Løvåsen is a Norwegian novelist and playwright.