Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold made her literary debut in 2009 with the novel The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am, which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2013, and awarded Norway's prestigious national Vesaas First Book Prize and nominated for the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize in 2009. Monsterhuman, Skomsvold’s second novel, was shortlisted for the NRK radio P2 Listeners’ Prize and was nominated for Best Norwegian Book of 2012 by the magazine Natt & Dag. Her third novel, 33, was published in 2014, and in 2017, she published The Child, an acclaimed, highly personal novel about love and childbirth. A versatile and prodigious writer, Skomsvold writes fiction, poetry, and children’s books. In 2021, she published the picture book Bedtime for Bo, in collaboration with artist Mari Kanstad Johnsen.