Morten Langeland (b. 1986) had his debut with the critically acclaimed poetry collection Æ æ å in 2012. In 2016 he was awarded the Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Award for promising young writers. Langeland also works as a literary critic in the Norwegian left wing newspaper Klassekampen`s weekly literary supplement Bokmagasinet, and he is a part of the editorial staff at the independent publishing house H//O//F. The well read and respected daily Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten called him «one of our most exciting poets» in 2020. In the atumn of 2020 he published his first book of prose Barbar, also to critical acclaim.