Gaute Heivoll was born in Finsland, Norway in 1978. He studied Law, Psychology and Literature at university and has written short stories, poetry, essays and review in anthologies and literary journals. He made his debut in 2002 with a collection of prose writings entitled »Liten dansende gutt« (t: A small dancing boy). One year later, the novel »Omars siste dager« (t: Omar’s last days) appeared and was followed in 2005 by the novel »Ungdomssangen« (t: The song of youth), his latest publication to date. Heivoll has received a number of scholarships and was awarded the Tiden Prize in 2003. He has recently begun to extend his literary activities by collaborating with composers, choreographers, photographic and performance artists.
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