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Author, speaker, and facilitator on a mission to prevent extremism, end loneliness, and cultivate a culture of connection and peace.


Norwegian-born Unni Turrettini grew up as a global citizen, spending half her life abroad, including the United States, France, and Switzerland before returning to Oslo in 2016. With law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States, Unni is a member of the New York Bar, and worked in law and finance for nearly a decade before becoming a full-time author, speaker and facilitator.


Unni is the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer (Pegasus Books, 2015), which examines Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik from both a psychological and sociological perspective and focuses on what we can learn from that tragedy to prevent rampage killings spurred by loneliness and extremism. The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer won the 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion award (Best Nonfiction).


She is also the author of Betraying the Nobel:  The Secrets and Corruption behind the Nobel Peace Prize (Pegasus Books, 2020).


The List, 4 Simple Ways to Fight Loneliness

TRT World Now Should we still take the Nobel Peace Prize seriously?

Fox26 News, Mystery of the lone wolf killer


CSPAN BookTV, Literati event broadcast


Ticker News 6, Social Isolation: Coping with Loneliness during COVID-19

Voice of America,  Nobel Peace Prize Critics Say Award Has Drifted From Supporting Peace
Thrive Global,  About Self-Worth
Authority Magazine, Happiness and joy during turbulent times
New York Post, Trump has met the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize — but he still won’t win it
Literary Hub, On the Misguided Norwegian Exceptionalism Underlying the Nobel Peace Prize
The Spectator, The farce of the Nobel Peace Prize
The Spectator, Prize wide open: Jared Kushner’s Nobel nomination has been met with mock outrage
La Vie, Le prix Nobel de la paix a-t-il vraiment un sens ?
Pass Blue, As the Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to the World Food Program, Famines Loom.
WWD, ‘The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer’ Author Unni Turrettini Talks Preventing Terrorism, New Peace Prize Book.
History News Network, A Kick in the Leg: The Secret, Corrupt Political History of the Nobel Peace Prize.
RT Let’s dump the Nobel Peace Prize. With a roll call of winners featuring terrorists and warmongers, it’s lost all its credibility