Bjørnar Pedersen, Egil Birkeland
Bjørnar Pedersen born (1962) and Egil Birkeland (born 1964) made their literary debut in 2000 with their satirical tongue-in-cheek crime novel Hillman Hunter, based upon their fictitious radio DJ-personality made popular on Norwegian radio in the 1990s. Dead Things (2008) is their second novel together, with a much darker mood and a more serious and realistic bent about corrupt politicians and the gangster underworld of Oslo, although still with characteristic humorous dialogue and colourful characters conveyed in a deadpan narrator’s voice..
The writers have both been writing for radio and television for many years. Pedersen is a well known Norwegian radio host. Egil Birkeland is also a successful comical actor in satirical TV series.
Selected bibliography & translations
|Year||Norwegian title||English Title||Rights sold to||Foreign publisher|
|2008||Døde ting||Dead Things||
|2000||Hillman Hunter||Hillman Hunter||
- Children & Young Adults