Beate Grimsrud (1963–) is a creative and versatile writer. She made her début with the short story collection Det fins grenser for hva jeg ikke forstår in 1990, and in 1998 she was nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Award for her novel Å smyge forbi en øks. In 2007 she published her first children’s book: Klar ferdig gå!, which was co-authored by Inger Alfvén.
Her international break-through came in 2010 with the novel En dåre fri. It earned her the Norwegian Critics’ Prize 2010, the Swedish Radio’s Listeners’ Award 2010, and a nomination by both Norway and Sweden to the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2010.