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Bjarte Breiteig

Bjarte Breiteig (b.1974) made his debut with the short story collection Fantomsmerter (1998) which received glowing reviews and immediately established Breiteig as one of our strongest literary voices, a position that has been strenghtened with each of his later works of short stories. With his debut, he recieved the Aschehoug Debutant Award, and he has later received Anders Jahre’s Award for younger artists and been nominated to The Norwegian Book Award Brageprisen and the P2 Listener’s Novel Award.

In 2003 Breiteig was one of five young authors whose work was included in a collection of short stories published under the title of Borders by the European literary project Scritture Giovani. Each writer’s contribution appears in five languages: Welsh, German, English, Norwegian and Italian. His work was featured in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2012. So far, Breiteig’s books have been translated to German, French and Czech.

His latest novel “My Five Years as a Father”, was hailed as “a masterpiece of a novel” (Fædrelandsvennen). “a stellar first novel from an already celebrated short story writer” (Dagsavisen) and as “an extremely well-written text” (Dagbladet).