Åsne Seierstad Biography

Åsne Seierstad, Journalist
Born asÅsne Guldahl Seierstad
BornFebruary 10, 1970
Lillehammer, Norway
Age54 years
Early Life and Education
Åsne Seierstad was born on February 10, 1970, in Oslo, Norway, into an intellectual and scholastic family. Her father, Dag Seierstad, was a political researcher and her mom, Åshild Eidem, was a professor in the education department at the University of Oslo.

Åsne Seierstad grew up in a literary environment where discussions and also disputes regarding society, culture, and national politics were widespread. She participated in the prestigious University of Oslo, where she studied Russian, Spanish, and the history of approach. She additionally studied in Moscow, Russia, on a journalism scholarship at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Occupation as a Journalist
Åsne Seierstad started her profession as a journalist in 1993 when she joined her country's leading paper, Aftenposten. For many years, she has covered problems as well as human-interest stories from numerous nations such as Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, and also Serbia. She has actually reported for numerous Norwegian newspapers as well as tv networks and has additionally been a reporter for the BBC, CNN, as well as numerous international newspapers.

Throughout her occupation, Seierstad has gained acknowledgment for her devotion to telling stories from the frontlines of battle and also offering insights right into the lives of those affected by dispute. Her fearless technique to journalism and decision to cover stories from the heart of danger zones has made her a highly regarded voice in global journalism.

The Bookseller of Kabul
In 2002, Seierstad launched her book "The Bookseller of Kabul", an account of her time living with an Afghan family after the loss of the Taliban. Guide came to be a worldwide bestseller and also was equated into numerous languages, making her a popular track record as an author as well as a viewer. While guide got praise for its intimate representation of life in Afghanistan, it also stimulated dispute and legal disagreements with the subject and his family members, who asserted Seierstad's representation was incorrect as well as attacked their privacy. Nonetheless, guide continues to be a powerful story of a culture in the consequences of battle.

Various other Books
Adhering to the success of "The Bookseller of Kabul", Seierstad created several other books, consisting of "One Hundred and also One Days: A Baghdad Journal" (2005), a personal account of her experiences in Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Her book "The Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechenya" (2007) gives a vibrant summary of her time in Chechnya and also the problem between Russia and also the rebel forces.

In 2015, Seierstad published "One of United States: The Story of Anders Breivik and also the Massacre in Norway", an extensive research of the 2011 massacre by the far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik. The book obtained a number of honors as well as was commended for its comprehensive research and also extreme story.

Acknowledgment and Awards
Åsne Seierstad has actually obtained countless honors for her operate in journalism and also literature. In 2002, she won the Prix des Libraires in France for "The Bookseller of Kabul". She was likewise awarded the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize in 2003 and the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for European Understanding in 2008.

Seierstad was named the victor of the 2015 WhatsonstageCritics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play for her adjustment of her book "The Bookseller of Kabul". In 2018, she won the PEN/Pinter Prize for "One of United States".

Personal Life
Åsne Seierstad is a personal individual yet is known to have a child birthed in 2008. She speaks multiple languages, consisting of Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, English, as well as German. Seierstad continues to function as a journalist as well as author, utilizing her system to advertise understanding of worldwide disputes and their effect on the lives of common individuals.

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3 Famous quotes by Åsne Seierstad

Small: As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and
"As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other. That's how I went to my first war"
Small: When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer
"When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer"
Small: If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead
"If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead"