Tove Braathen (b. 1952) still resides in her birthplace Grorud, Oslo. She has a dedicated career teaching at various high schools in the same city. Braathen’s debut novel, All These Days, published last year, was praised by critics and readers alike. Braathen writes about the everyday life of people in Oslo often forgotten in contemporary literature, combining sharp observations with deeply touching and entertaining feel-good narratives. With her latest novel The Effect of Moonlight on the First Snow, published this year, Braathen continues to write with the same authority of life in the eastern parts of Oslo, bringing to surface the dialogue between the political and the ordinary in urban life.