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Author, Speaker, and Human Connection Expert


Norwegian-born Unni Turrettini is the bestselling author of Betraying the Nobel: The Secrets and Corruption behind the Nobel Peace Prize (Pegasus Books, 2020), and the award-winning 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.


She 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.

WTOL11, Trying to understand mass shootings in this country, from a global perspective.
Trt World, What are the main controversies around the Norwegian Nobel Committee?

TRT World, Has the Nobel Peace prize award swayed from its original intention?


The List, 4 Simple Ways to Fight Loneliness

TRT - Nobel Prize-3
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

Unni on Ticker News

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


GB News, United Nations

NTD News, The link between loneliness and increase in positive drug tests at work.


NTD News, Wall Street: Work at Home Versus Work at Office

The List, Improve Your Work Life
The Progressive, Kissinger’s Culpability
Marketplace, The cost of loneliness: Social isolation holds back workers and costs employers billions
Authority Magazine, Human Connection Expert Unni Turrettini On How We Can Solve The Loneliness Epidemic Among Young People
The World Today (Chatham House), The political wars of the Nobel Peace Prize
KK, Ensomhet: Jeg lot som jeg ikke var ensom
Ledernytt, Ensomhet på jobben er vanligere enn du tror
Little Things, How To Set Yourself Up With Less Stress In 2022 According To The Experts
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

Radio / Podcasts

FOX 26
The List
NY Post
NTD News
The spectator
Little Things
TRT World