Bjarte Breiteig was born in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1974. He studied Physics in Trondheim and Literature at the University of Bergen. In 1998 he published his first stories under the title »Fantomsmerter« (t: Phantom Pains); the book won the debut prize of the Aschehoug Publishing House. His second book »Surrogater« (t: Surrogate) was published in 2000 and was enthusiastically received by both the public and the critics. Breiteig lives in Oslo where he works as a freelance writer. He was awarded the Mads Wiel Nygaards legat in 2006.
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