New Norwegian author of Historical novels
February 25th, 2011

Stilton welcomes Margit Walsø (b. 1968) to the agency. Walsø had her literary debut in 2007 with the historical novel “Dear Voltaire”, a story about the French mathematician Émilie du Châtelet and her passionate relation with Voltaire. Walsø’s writing reveals a sincere interest for European history, especially the century of the enlightenment.

Margit Walsø comes from a small industrial town in Western Norway called Sunndalsøra. She studied both Science and Literature before entering the publishing business. Today she lives in Oslo with her husband and daughter.

Walsø has worked as publisher in Det norske Samlaget for many years as head of the literary department. She has published both Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s books and Academic books.

From April 2011 Margit Walsø will be the director of NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad.