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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

26 October 2022

Oslo set to become the world’s first zero emission city by 2030

Oslo is set to become the world’s first capital city with an all-electric public transport system. The city is aiming for that target by the end […]
15 July 2022

Oslo’s National Museum opens with a tapestry of 400 reindeer skulls

Thinking of the Nordics, there are a few things that immediately come to mind. There’s the northern lights, a natural phenomenon which leaves us in awe […]
15 June 2022

4 new cultural activities you must experience while in Oslo

The waters of the fjord lie still, an expansive cobalt sky being mirrored on its surface. The sunlight washes over the buildings, the squares, the parks, […]
16 February 2022

Gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ to soon enter Norwegian dictionaries

The gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ will officially enter dictionaries in Norway after rising popularity in the use of the new word. This comes after similar developments have […]
11 November 2021

New Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo is now open to visitors

Oslo’s new Munch museum is finally welcoming visitors in a spectacular waterfront location. On Friday, October 22nd, the Munch Museum took up residence in its new […]
1 September 2021

Zimbabwean novelist announced as the next contributor to the Future Library in Norway

The Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga (born 4 February 1959) has been named as the eighth writer to contribute to the Future Library. […]
8 July 2021

New law in Norway dictates that influencers disclose photo editing

The Norwegian government created a new law that forces influencers to disclose whether they retouch the photos posted on their social networks. The idea is that, […]
24 May 2021

Meet Norwegian Cruise Line’s impressive new ship

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has launched the first of six ships within its highly anticipated next class of vessels, Prima Class, the Brand’s first new class of ships […]
1 April 2021

World-renowned architecture firm Snøhetta to design new Kon-Tiki museum in Oslo

Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed plans to renew the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo. The new museum will be in line with Thor Heyerdahl’s adventurous spirit […]
18 February 2021
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Why do Nordic countries drink so much coffee?

Which country consumes the most coffee in the world? Finland. The second is Norway, third Iceland, fourth Denmark, and sixth is Sweden – not sure how […]
1 February 2021

The polar explorers fighting climate change from their hut in the Arctic

Since September 2019, polar explorers Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby have been living in a small trapper’s cabin on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, […]
29 January 2021
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Norway introduces its strictest entry rules since March 2020

To limit the risk of transmitting the significantly more contagious variant of the coronavirus, the Government is imposing far stricter rules on foreign nationals who seek […]
19 January 2021

Norwegian Air to put an end to its long haul flights

Norwegian Air has made the decision to discontinue its long-haul flights because of the severe impact the pandemic has had on commercial air travel. Since the […]
16 November 2020

Norway’s passport is the most stylish in the world

Back in 2014, the Oslo design company Neue won the competition to redesign the Norwegian passports in a stylish and modern way. Now, after six years of development, […]
5 October 2020

Coping with 2020 could be easier if we followed Norway’s ‘friluftsliv’

This year has not been easy on humanity so far and things will probably not get better now that Autumn and Winter are upon us. Social […]
1 October 2020

Sommerro Hotel to open in Oslo in Summer of 2022

Occupying the former headquarters for Oslo Lysverker – the city’s electrical company – the opening of Sommerro in summer 2022 marks the rebirth of a 1930s […]
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