Brænne, Kari Fredrikke
KARI FREDRIKKE BRÆNNE is from Oslo, Norway. Her novel ‘Av en annen verden’ (A different world) was awarded Aschehougs Debutant Grant in 2007. Her second novel ‘Under de dype skyggene av løvtunge trær'(Under the Deep Shadows) achieved critical acclaim, as well as sales to Germany, France and Latvia. Brænne made her debut as a playwright in 2002 and has written several theatrical plays that have been performed on different stages in Norway. These include: ‘Ghostwriter’, commissioned for the Ibsen Festival (The National Theatre, Oslo 2002) ‘Dealer leading life’, (The Open Theatre 2003) and ‘Backfish’ (Blendwerk Theatre company 2005). The comedy “The Poor Girl and the Bingo Prince” won the 2010 Østfold Regional Manuscript Competition, and has been published in English. Brænne is educated as a fine artist. She studied drawing in Italy, film, photography and painting at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and holds a MFA in painting and sculpture from the New York Academy of Art, receiving the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Scholarship. She teaches creative writing at Aschehoug Author Academy.