Bjarte Breiteig (born 1974 in Kristiansand, Norway) has published three critically acclaimed volumes of short stories: Fantomsmerter [Phantom pains] (1998), Surrogater [Surrogates] (2000), and Folk har begynt å banke på [People Have Started Knocking] (2006), all from Aschehoug. The story «Things Down in the Rocks» is from Fantomsmerter. Breiteig, the recipient of several awards and prizes, lives in Oslo.