Maria Navarro Skaranger

Maria Navarro Skaranger was born in 1994 in Oslo and made her debut in 2015 with Alle utlendinger har lukka gardiner “All Foreigners Keep Their Curtains Closed.” Hailed for its prose—a groundbreaking and highly stylized immigrant-influenced Oslo vernacular—the book was nominated for the Tarjei Vesaas First Book Award and also won the Debut Prize 2015. Her acclaimed second novel, Bok om sorg “Book of Grief” was awarded the Oslo Prize and the EU Prize for Literature. Skaranger won the Missing Voice Prize 2022 for her latest novel, Emily Forever, her international breakthrough.

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