Ole Thorstensen

Photograph of Ole Thorstensen © Christina Ottosson Öygarden

Photograph of Ole Thorstensen © Christina Ottosson Öygarden


Ole Thorstensen was born in Arendal, Norway, and makes his debut as an author with a story about work and identity and a tribute to manual labour. Thorstensen was raised on Tromøy, an island with five thousand inhabitants. He is a trained carpenter, and has worked for twenty-five years in the construction industry. He now lives in Eidsvoll, six miles north of Oslo.

Elise Williams