Michael Stilson (b. 1987) from Trondheim is a former professional footballer and trained teacher. He was worked for Norwegian broadcaster NRK on the drama series Home Ground and the mini-documentary Stilson on the Benches. Stilson won Trollkrittet and Uprisen prizes for Just Play Ball in 2019, and the book was also sold to Germany and Denmark. The sequel, Alone Through followed in 2020 and now comes The Match Fixer, the final book in the Fredrik Markussen trilogy.