Runo Isaksen (born 1968) is an acclaimed Norwegian author and journalist. He made his debut as a novelist in 1997 and has since published five more novels in Norwegian. His seventh is due in 2017. In 2005 he published a non-fiction based on his travels to Israel and Palestine. This book was translated to English and published in the US: «Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers» (2009). Isaksen is also a journalist and holds a master in comparative literature from the University of Bergen. Preparations are being made to have some of his writings translated to English and Malayalam and published in India in 2017.