Asbjørn Øverås, Academic Studies of French and history at the University of Oslo. Academy of journalism. One of the founders of the bookshop Tronsmo, which for nearly fifty years has been a renowned politically engaged and cultural center in Norway. Organiser of literary readings and debates for many years in Oslo. Acquiring editor for a lifetime, mainly of foreign litteraterary fiction. Among many others, published books by authors like Susan Abulhawa, Suad Amiry, Raja Shehadeh, Elias Khourhy, Hassan Blasim, Taha Hussein, Sadeq Hedayat, Mustafa Khalife, Burhan Sönmez.