Trude Lorentzen (b. 1974) was born and lives in Oslo with her husband and children. She is an experienced and highly admired feature journalist, who won the Great Journalism Prize for a reportage on the empty rooms that remained from the young Utøya victims. She has worked many years in Dagbladet Magasinet, and is well reputed for her excellent writing and original journalistic approach to the various subjects she covers. In 2013 she wrote MY MOTHER: A MYSTERY which was both a best seller and nominated for the Brage Prize for best non fiction. In the book she writes about her mother’s suicide.