Brit Bildøen (b. 1962) is one of Norway’s most beloved and well acclaimed authors.
Bildøen made her literary debut in 1991 with a collection of poetry «Bilde av menn» (Pictures of men). In 1998 she had her literary breakthrough with the novel «Tvillingfeber» (Twin fever). For this she was nominated to the Brage prize for best novel and awarded the Oslo prize and Nynorsk literary prize. For her third novel, «Landfastlykke» (Landlocked), 2001, she was awarded the Melsom Prize and Sigmund Skard-scholarship. Both «Alt som er» (All there is), 2004, and «Mitt milde vesen» (My gentle self), 2006, have been praised by the critics. Her latest novel, Seven Days in August" was longlisted for Dublin International Lit. Awards, has been widely praised in Norway and won the prestigious P2-lytternes Novel Prize 2014. Bildøen has translated several novels and children’s books, and is also a children’s books author herself.