Brit Bildøen (b. 1962) 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 Award for best novel and awarded the Oslo prize and Nynorsk literary Award. 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 novel, Seven Days in August was longlisted for Dublin International Lit. Awards, 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.