Among many other things, I’m a Norwegian science fiction and fantasy writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read and write stories. I wrote my first story at the age of seven, continued through my teens, but didn’t start taking it seriously until I was nineteen.
The main reason why I write is because it makes me very happy. In the summer of 2010, I attended a Creative Writing Course at the University of Edinburgh. When no one here ridiculed me neither for wanting to be a writer nor for writing science fiction and fantasy, I came out of the closet as a writer and haven’t looked back since.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been drawn to the kind of books that pulls me into strange, mysterious, alternate realities. I read everything between Stephen King and the Bronte sisters. As long as a story grabs me, I can read just about anything. But science fiction and fantasy will always have a special place in my heart, and so it has become the genre in which I write.
I also have a bachelor degree in Social Work and I’m currently studying journalism in Oslo, Norway.
In addition to being a writer, I have a daughter. While having a three-year-old in the house might not sound beneficial to getting much writing done, it actually does wonders for my self-discipline. There’s very little room for being lazy at the moment, but being lazy is much more enjoyable when I on occasion get the chance.
Kristin Talgø’s Books:
Escaping the Caves