Erika Fatland was born in 1983 and studied Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Her 2011 book, The Village of Angels
, was an in situ
report on the Beslan terror attacks of 2004 and she is also the author of The Year Without Summer
, describing the harrowing year that followed the massacre on Utøya in 2011. She speaks eight languages and lives in Oslo with her husband.