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Gaute Heivoll studied creative writing at Telemark College 2001/02, law at the University of Oslo and psychology at the University of Bergen. He has also worked as a teacher. Heivoll has written poems, short stories and essays for newspapers and literary magazines and has been included in many anthologies. He has also conducted courses in creative writing in Norway and France and has worked as a literary critic in Norwegian newspapers. He made his literary debut in 2002 with the short-story collection Liten dansende gutt. His books include Omars siste dager [Omar's Last Days] (2003), Ungdomssangen [Song of Youth] (2005), and Kjærlighetsdikt på bunnen av elva [Love poems at the river bottom] (2006). His most recent book is the short-story collection Doktor Gordeau og andre noveller [Doctor Gordeau and other short-stories]. Heivoll was the recipient of the 2003 Tiden-prisen Prize. In 2006 he was the Norwegian representative to the Literary Festival Project Scritture Giovanni and his short-story "Dr. Gordeau" was translated into English, German and italian. "Dr. Gordeau" is also published by Words Without Borders, an American Online Magazine for International Literature.