Kristin Berget (1975, Norway) published her first collection of poetry loosing louise and her second Der ganze Weg in 2009. In 2013 she published Hennes ansikt (Her face) and also a book together with the Swedish author Mara Lee Min natur (My nature). In 2015 she published her first novel Sonja Sacre Coeur. Her books are translated into Swedish, Danish and Polish. She has studied Literary Composition at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2010 she has been the editor of Signaler, an anthology for new writers. In 2012 she was the nordic candidate for "European Poet of Freedom Award" in Poland, the same year she was granted with the Tanums Kvinnestipend. She is also the winner of the highly acclaimed Stig Sæterbakkens minnepris. She has recieved a three year working grant from the Norwegian Arts Council. Since 2012 she has been the artistic director of Harpefoss poetry festival.
Sigbjørn Skåden (1976, Norway) grew up in the Sami village of Planterhaug in Tromsø, northern Norway. He has two master’s degrees in literature, one from the University of York, on Caribbean poet Derek Walcott, and one from the University of Tromsø, on the development of Sami poetry in the 20th century. His debut poetry collection Skuovvadeddjiid gonagas (The King of Shoemakers) was written in Northern Sami, and for this long epic poem, Sigbjørn Skåden was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Nordic countries. In 2010 he published his second book of poetry, Prekariáhtalávlla (A Song for the Prekariat). He has also written numerous works for stage performances and exhibitions, as well as edited publications and works on translations between Sami and Norwegian. Skåden is the first Sami author who has won the Havmann prize.
Sigbjørn Skåden is coming to Days of Poetry and Wine through European poetry platform Versopolis.
(Norway), born in 1976. She worked as the editor of Norway’s most important culture newspaper for two years. Now she is working for the Trondheim Literature Festival, and is the editor of the literary journal LUJ in Norden. She has published two collections of poetry: Krypskyttarloven (2001) and Skamtalen. Graceland (2005).