Selma Lønning Aarø
Selma Lønning Aarø (1972–) originates from Stord on the west coast of Norway. Her debut was the novel The Final Story (Den endelige fortellingen) in 1995, a novel that she won the Cappelen Damm Prize for best debut for.
Selma Lønning Aarø has since written a number books within different genres, both adult and childrens fiction. She has been the editor of SIGNALER, Cappelen Damms anthology of new writing, together with Nils-Øyvind Haagensen, and for years she was a columnist in newspapers like Dagbladet and Klassekampen, well known for her self ironic and dark sense of humour.
Her big breakthrough in Norway came with the novel Do you want another ride? (Vil ni åka mera?) in 2003, a novel that brought her a nomination for the Brage Prize. Her novel I´m coming (Jeg kommer snart) (2013) has been published in Spain, Canada, Germany and Turkey.
Her latest novel is Her Lying Face (Hennes løgnaktige ytre, 2016), where she explores the life of writer Anna Munch and her troublesome obsession for Knut Hamsun.