Here’s a post from the Reader’s Digest website that tells you Why Norway Is the Best Country for Writers!
Admittedly, Norwegian authors aren’t away on the international bestsellers list, however, they get some “awesome perks.” For example, the Arts Council Norway not only provides government grants to artists and writers, the council also “buys 1,000 copies of every book published in Norway and distributes them to libraries throughout the country. (Or should we say almost every book gets that many copies bought; children’s books get even more—1,550!)…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.