TORBJØRN FÆRØVIK has a Masters degree in Chinese history. He is a former journalist with NTB, Arbeiderbladet and NRK (Norwegian National Broadcasting). He is the only Norwegian writer who has received the Brage Literary Award three times. In 2006 he received the Cappelen Publisher Award.
Færøvik has written a number of book on Asia, amongst others these on China:
The Middle Kingdom – A journey in the History of China, China – A trip on the river of life, The Road to Xanadu – Journey i Marco Polo’s footsteps and Mao’s Kingdom – A history of suffering.