Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold (1979) is from Oslo, Norway. She made her literary debut in 2009 with the novel Jo fortere jeg går, jo mindre er jeg (The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am.) The book was nominated for the Norwegian Book Sellers´ Prize and won the Tarjei Vesaas First Book Prize (judged by The Literary Council of The Norwegian Authors´ Union). The National Theatre (Oslo) will produce a play based on the novel in 2013. Rights for The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am have been sold to ten countries.
Skomsvold studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Oslo and at the University for Science and Technology in Trondheim. Subsequently, she attended the Writers´ Class at the Nansen School in Lillehammer and completed studies at the Academy of Writing in Bergen. She has also studied literature at the University of Oslo, and French at Université de Caen, France. She is currently living in Paris.