Øystein Stene: Action and philosophy
 – Norway

Born in 1969, he is a writer, a playwright and a director. He creates and mixes action with philosophy, suspense with poetry, the fantastical with the familiar. His stories often span around the globe and include all living things, exploring what it means to be a human in our time. In addition to novels, he also writes for film and theatre. His texts have been translated into English, French, Polish, Swedish, Flemish, Italian, Czech and Spanish.