Åsne Seierstad, born in 1970, is a Norwegian freelance journalist with a degree in Russian, Spanish and intellectual history from the University of Oslo. As a war correspondent, she covered the conflicts in Iraq (2003) and Afghanistan (2001) for the Scandinavian press and media. She worked for Norwegian Broadcasting’s TV news from 1998 to 2000 and covered the war in Kosovo in 1999.
Seierstad has received a number of national and international prizes for her journalism and has written several books. "The Bookseller of Kabul" became her breakthrough internationally and led to her books being translated into several languages as well as her work receiving several awards and recognition.
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