Tore Renberg artist

Tore Renberg (born 3 August 1972) is an award-winning, bestselling Norwegian writer. He is the author of many books within many genres, including novels, short-stories and children’s books, as well as writing for film and stage. His work has been translated into many languages. When an adolescent, Renberg left the world of fantasy and fairy-tales. At the age of 14 he was obsessed with Sue Townsend´s The Diary of Adrian Mole, and soon after he encountered the works of writers such as Charles Dickens, Alexander Kielland and Tarjei Vesaas, all of whom would inspire the young writer. At the same time his interest in music shifted towards the growing indie-scene of the eighties, with artists such as The Smiths, Imperiet (later Thåström), The Cure, deLillos, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, R.E.M., Japan, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.