Audun Mortensen (b. 1985, Daejeon, South Korea) lives and works in Askim, Norway. Mortensen is the author of twelve books of poetry and fiction, published by Flamme Forlag, an imprint of Norway’s largest publishing house, Cappelen Damm. His conceptual work, The Collected Jokes of Slavoj Žižek, initially published in a limited edition in 2011, has been sold to 15 countries. Norwegian lifestyle magazine D2 has labelled Mortensen as “Norway’s most modern author”, while Norwegian best-selling fiction writer Erlend Loe called him “refreshing, unorthodox, dauntless and funny”. Mortensen has contributed to exhibitions such as Art of the Joke at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Ed Ruscha: Books & Co at Gagosian Gallery in New York City, Korrespondance at Galleri Image in Århus, and Off the Wall at Kösk Gallery in Oslo.