Tor Eystein Øverås is an intellectual nomad, highly respected among authors, critics and readers for his wonderful prose and essays and for his distinguished position as a leading critic of film and literature. In 2010 he won the prize as Norway’s best literary reviewer for his book “Livet! Litteraturen!” (“The life! The literature!")
Øverås’ debut novel, ”Tittelløs” (”Without title”), was published in 1993. In 2000 he left Norway and has lived the life of an intellectual nomad for the past ten years. In 2005 he published his essayistic, literary travelogue “Til: En litterær reise.” (“Baltic: A literary journey”) to wonderful and unison reviews. The book is based on his travel around the Baltic Sea, through the sea’s nine bordering countries.
In between his wandering Øverås has lived in Stockholm, Warszawa, Berlin and Krakow. Today he shares his time between Berlin and Gildeskål in Nordland, Norway. For the time being he is working on a new novel.