Sigrun Slapgard is a Norwegian writer, international reporter and documentary director. In 2007 she published a biography on Sigrid Undset called «Dikterdronningen». The biography is later translated to several languages. Slapgard has also written books from her work as a war reporter and from her years living in Latin-America, Africa and the Middle-East.
In 2002 her biography about the famous Norwegian war correspondent Lise Lindbæk, «Krigens penn», was awarded the Melsom prize, the book was further nominated to the Brage prize for best non-fiction.
Slapgard has worked as an anchor and made several documentaries for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. «Paradishagen» is her first novel.