Vigdis Hjorth was born in 1959. She grew up in Oslo and has lived in Copenhagen, Bergen, Switzerland and France. She has a Master's degree in ideology, political science and literature. Hjorth writes existential books about the human condition and life choices, and has a keen eye for current issues. With Wheel Change (2007), Talk to me (2010), Thirty Days in Sandefjord (2011), Long Live the Postal Service! (2012) and A House in Norway (2014) she has firmly established herself as a fearless political writer. Her big breakthrough came with Inheritance and Environment (2016), which became both a critical favorite and a great sales success.