Annie Riis grew up in Oslo and holds a university degree. After life as a housewife with husband and children, Annie Riis made her debut at the age of forty-eight with her poetry collection Satura. She has since published several poetry collections, including Runder, 1986, several children's and teenage books, the novels Azoras hus, 1988, and Fridafrank, 1991. Her texts are often ironic, and they humorously lash out at the self-important and the snobby.
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The above biography was first published in 1998. Since then, Annie Riis has published the poetry collections Ravlys, 1998, and Himmel av stål, 2001. The latter won her Brageprisen in 2001.