Fredrik Giertsen is a freelance journalist from Norway, born in Oslo in 1966. Over the years he has contributed to such Norwegian newspapers as Dagbladet, Aftenposten, Aftenposten Innsikt, Bokvennen, Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, Ny Tid, Dagsavisen, Blend, Plan and Utrop.

He holds an MA in comparative literature from the University of Oslo, and has also studied history, political science, political geography and the Spanish language.

Fredrik specializes in cultural analysis, using examples from literature and film, and drawing on personal experience from his own trips - he has visited a total of more than 70 countries. Some of his background articles are found under the heading "cultural features". Throughout his extensive travels he has also produced a number of city portraits and conducted several portrait interviews, mainly with writers.


The articles in English will mainly be presented in the categories "City Portraits", "Portrait Interviews", and "Cultural Features" as shown to the right. They may not be completely identical to the original work as they appeared in print.


I would like to express profound thanks to Matija Puzar (webmaster), Dorte Pedersen (web designer), and Chris Unwin (translator) for their help in setting up this page. I am both grateful and impressed! I would also like to thank Le�n Espinosa and Thomas Fraser for assistance with PDFs, and my sister Cathrine for forever proofreading.
city portraits
portrait interviews
cultural features
book reviews
film reviews
book/film recoms
blog recoms
my books
my travels