Hanne Ørstavik is a highly acclaimed Norwegian author, who gained recognition after publishing her novel Cut in 1994. Her novel marked the beginning of a remarkable career that has made her one of the most admired authors in contemporary Norwegian literature. The novel has been translated into Farsi by Ali Salami.
In 1997, Ørstavik achieved her literary breakthrough with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest held by Dagbladet in 2006. Since then, Ørstavik has written several acclaimed and much-discussed novels, such as The Blue Room (Presten) and The Hurricane Party (Hemmelige Hormoner), receiving numerous literary prizes for her work.
Ørstavik’s unique writing style and explorations of complex themes, such as love, desire, and human relationships, have earned her a dedicated readership both in Norway and abroad. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages and has been widely studied in literary academia.
In addition to her writing, Ørstavik has also been involved in teaching and mentoring young writers, having served as a writer-in-residence at various universities and institutions. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Tromsø.