Ida Hegazi Höyer

(b. 1981) has DanishEgyptian ancestors and her roots in Lofoten, in the north of Norway, but grew up in Oslo. Høyer has studied sociology, and now writes full time. After her third novel Forgive me (Unnskyld, 2014, Tiden publishing) she was awarded with the European Union Prize for Literature and also became the recipient of Norway’s Bjørnsonstipendium, awarded to a prominent young talent. Her newest novel Black beach (Fortellingen om øde, 2015) has become a major critical success in Norway.

 

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