Carl Frode Tiller was born in 1970 in the provincial Norwegian town of Namsos. He is the author of five novels – the last three forming the Encircling trilogy – and four plays; all of them are written in the distinctive language of nynorsk (‘new Norwegian’). One of the most acclaimed Scandianvian authors of his generation, Tiller has received multiple prizes, including the EU Prize for Literature and Nordic Critics Prize, and his Encircling trilogy has been twice nominated for the Nordic Council’s Prize. Set in Tiller’s provincial home town of Namsos, the trilogy is considered one of the great contemporary portraits of Nordic life. It has been adapted for the theatre and published in multiple languages.
Carl Frode Tiller lives in Trondheim with his wife and three daughters. He was, until recently, a member of the rock band Kong Ler.