Simen Hagerup, born in 1980 in Porsgrunn, would like to see himself as Norwegian – by birth, not by character. He has published some volumes of prose, poetry and translations since his first book Absolutt Alt (“Absolutely Everything”, 2004). Constantly changing and exchanging modes of writing, ideas and language, he is perhaps looking for a spirit of politics, if not a politics of spirit. Something like that. In addition to these publications, he is responsible for some comics, chapbooks, collaborations and miscellaneous work. 2021 he publishes his first novel, Jordverv, the first in a fantasy trilogy.