Line Tiller is a global feature journalist originally from Trondheim, Norway. Currently based in Barcelona, Spain, she travels the world writing for Norway’s most influential news magazines, such as D2, DN Lørdag, Dagbladet Magasinet, and VG Helg.
Tiller has been working as a feature journalist and writer for 19 years, the last five of them from New York City. She is educated a TV journalist at Oslo University and has experience from national radio. Tiller has also studied sociology, anthropology and Spanish. Indeed, her writing reflects a longstanding fascination with people and society, a curiosity that leads her to discover and execute intriguing stories disguised as everyday life.
Many stories take her farther afield. Tiller has traveled on assignment to more than 30 countries, including India, Australia, Argentina, Hawaii, Cuba, Chile and Brazil. In the village of Anand, India, she spent five days in a hospital to write and photograph an extended piece on the surrogate mother industry. In Romania, she waited six hours outside a gypsy wedding, before she was finally accepted, welcomed in and allowed to pursue her story on the traditional manele music.
Tiller is known for her direct and engaging interviews with cultural figures and legends. She has published long-read profiles on actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron, music-geniuses like David Byrne and Lykke Li, as well as comedian John Oliver, performance artist Laurie Anderson, photographer Peter Beard, media mogul Arianna Huffington, and authors like Masha Gessen and Erica Jong. She has met and discussed film with directors like Quentin Tarantino, Albert Maysles and Cameron Crowe, she has talked feminism with Betty Dodson and space travel with Buzz Aldrin — and profiled many, many others. Everyone, from the impossibly famous to the previously obscure, receives Tiller’s clear-eyed attention. The profile that results is intelligent, readable, and refreshing. Ben Stiller once jokingly asked her to become his therapist. Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak posted on his website, “Wow. Line Tiller manages to catch the essence of my whole life in two pages”.
Tiller has studied photojournalism at the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as at the side of some Scandinavia’s best photographers with whom she has been privileged to work. A selection of her pictures has been published in both Dagbladet Magasinet and Adresseavisen.
Written by: Danny Forster
Clients: Dagbladet Magasinet, Dagbladet FREDAG, D2, DN, A-magasinet, Aftenposten Innsikt, Adresseavisen, Filmmagasinet, VG Helg, ELLE, Dagens Industri (Sweden), TV 2, RadioAdressa, Kanal24 (Radio Norge) and more.