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Maria Navarro Skaranger
Maria Navarro Skaranger won the 2020 EU Prize for Literature for Norway with Bok om sorg (Fortellingen om Nils i skogen). Born in 1994 in Oslo, she studied writing at the Academy of Creative Writing in Hordaland and comparative literature at the University of Oslo. Her debut novel is the first Norwegian book written in a consistent multi-ethnolect from a diverse Oslo suburb. It was awarded the First Novel Prize and adapted to the cinema. Bok om sorg… is her second novel.