Johan Harstad is a writer. He studied comparative literature at the university of Trondheim. His first book, the short story collection Herfra blir du bare elder, appeared in 2001. His novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? (2006, English translation 2011) was published in ten languages. His most recent work is Darlah (2011). Besides novels, Harstad writes plays and TV scenarios and is active as a producer with his company LACKTR; he produces film, sound and photography and is the graphic designer of, among other things, the covers of his own books.