Erika Fatland

Erika Fatland (1983) is a Norwegian anthropologist and travel writer. She studied at the University of Oslo and the University of Copenhagen. She is best known for her travelogues. Her first travel book, Sovietistan. A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan is a review of her travel through five post-Soviet Central Asian countries, and has been translated into twelve languages. This was followed by The Border, a travelogue in which she described a journey along the Russian border, from North Korea to Norway. In addition to travelogues, she has written the books The Village of Angels and The Year Without Summer, about the massacres in Beslan and Utoya.
Fatland has won numerous awards, including the Norwegian Bookstore Award for Journalism and the Wesselprisen, an award given to talented young artists. Sovietistan is her first book translated into Croatian.