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Name  Audun Mortensen
Role  Writer
Books  Roman, Aaliyah

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Audun Mortensen (born 24 November 1985) is a Norwegian writer and artist. Mortensen has published nine books with Flamme Forlag, and, as an artist, has been included in several exhibitions, including at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City.


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Mortensen was born in Seoul, South Korea. His debut book, Alle forteller meg hvor bra jeg er i tilfelle jeg blir det (Everyone Tells Me How Great I Am in Case I Become It), was named 2009's best debut poetry book by Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten.

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Plagiarism debate

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Flamme Forlag published Mortensen's novel Samleren – in English, The Collector – in October 2015. The book was later publicly announced to be a remake of the novel The Burnt Orange Heresy (1971) by American writer Charles Willeford.

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Willeford's novel was according to Mortensen, translated with Google Translate. Mortensen himself leaked the information about his method and intention, first during a lecture, then in an interview.

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Following a prolonged public debate about the book, the publisher retracted the book May 13, 2017, and paid an unknown amount to the Charles Willeford's estate. However, the publisher uphold their opinion that the book could not be understood as ordinary plagiarism. The publisher insisted that the book was meant to address a grey area that they wanted to be debated.

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When the book was retracted from the market, Mortensen sold two copies of his book on Finn.


  • Jeg elsker deg (I Am Going to Clone Myself Then Kill the Clone and Eat It, by Sam Pink), Flamme Forlag (2010)
  • Ut og stjæle fra American Apparel (Shoplifting from American Apparel, by Tao Lin), Cappelen Damm (2011), ISBN 9788202327330
  • References

    Audun Mortensen Wikipedia

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