Mikal Hverven Hem (born March 20, 1973) is a Norwegian journalist, blogger and author. Hem obtained his masters degreee from Philosophy from the University of Oslo and he has worked as a journalist and political commentator in Verdens Gang and Dagbladet, specialised in Africa and development policies. In September 2012 he wrote a satire book How to Be a Dictator. An Irreverent Guide. In 2015 he wrote another book, Putin, den ensomme tsaren.