Maria Parr was born in 1981 in Norway. With her brilliant debut "Vaffelhjarte. Lena og eg i Knert-Mathilde "(2005), which she wrote at the age of 25 and which was nominated for the prestigious" Brageprisen "(2005), she became a celebrated junior researcher. Her second novel "Tonje Glimmerdal" (2009) was awarded with the Brageprisen in the first year and has since then been translated into many languages.

Maria Parr lives on the west coast of Norway.