Author: Odd Harald Hauge
Odd Harald Hauge is an adventurer, an entrepreneur and an author. He has worked as a business journalist in Norway for many years and has also been chief editor for the business section of Aftenposten. Hauge has also worked as a stockbroker for some years.

In 1996 he founded Nettavisen, one of the world’s first ”internet only” newspapers. Nettavisen was later sold to new owners to great economic benefit for Hauge and his co-founders. Odd Harald Hauge has started many different companies during his years, both as an investor and as an entrepreneur. Through his work he has come to know all important business people in Norway.

Hauge has written several non-fiction books. His books on two of the world’s moguls within shipping, Fred Olsen and John Fredriksen, were both well received by the critics. Hauge has also written books from his many adventures and expeditions to The South Pole, Mount Everest and the crossing of Greenland. Odd Harald Hauge still holds the record for the most rapid crossing by ski of the icy and unfriendly continent.

Today he owns and runs the world’s most northern restaurant and nightclub, located on Spitsbergen. From here he offers guiding into the Arctic, for those attracted to extreme adventures. When not on Spitsbergen, Odd Harald Hauge lives in Sao Paolo with his Swedish wife. I tyvenes tid is his first novel.


“High tempo, merciless villains, expensive wines and perfect bosoms … a very entertaining story about sly Icelanders, Norwegian turbo capitalists, unethical journalism and unrestrained financial acrobatics.”
“The description of how a Norwegian investor celebrates his 50 years birthday during a weekend in St. Tropez is too good to be true, but the party is so totally tasteless that the story is probably close to reality.”
“Very well written, the language floats as easily as baby oil on the bottom of a newborn, the humour is striking and the plot seems very likely.”