Aage Storm Borchgrevink has worked as advisor at the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), a human rights committee, since 1992 with a special focus on Russia, the Balkans, Belarus and the Caucasus. His strong engagement has given him a unique network and personal relations to many who fight for — or who have died for — democracy and human rights in these regions. Borchgrevink has written both fiction and non-fiction books. His literary debut was the novel Arkivene (2000), shortlisted for the P2-listeners Award for best Norwegian novel and for the Natt&Dag Award. In 2012 he published A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Berhing Breivik and the Massacre at Utøya, which was translated into several languages, and won The Critics Award for best Norwegian Non-Fiction. In 2019 he published the non-fiction book The Giant: From Statoil to Equinor. In 2022 he published Putin: The Rise and Rule of a Kremlin Warlord, this book was shortlisted for The Brage Prize for best Norwegian non-fiction book and was highly acclaimed by the critics.