Skogen den grøne (The Green Forest) by Ruth Lillegraven is nominated to this same prestigious prize, however in TWO categories, also Mari Kanstad Johnsen for her brilliant and moving illustrations.
Ruth Lillegraven (b.1978) comes from Hardanger, Norway, and now lives in the county of Bærum. She debuted with the poetry collection Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since then she has published the novel Between Us and the poetry collections Urd, The Manila Hall and Sickle (2016) so far sold to Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish, among others. She has also published six books for children and the play Cally. Her work has been nominated for several awards, and won, among others, The Brage-Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her latest novel, and crime debut, Deep Fjord, was published September this year. Already a great success with multiple international sales, and critics calling it “autumn’s most captivating crime novels.”
Read more on the author’s homepage: ruthlillegraven.no