Finn Skårderud, MD, PhD is a Norwegian author, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and professor. He is professor at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. He is an internationally acknowledged expert in eating disorders. He is a co-founder and in the leadership of the Norwegian foundations Institute for Eating Disorders and Institute for Mentalizing. He runs a private practice, and is the leading psychiatrist for The Norwegian Olympic Committee, working with elite athletes. He has produced numerous articles, essays, books and book chapters within the fields art, literature, film, psychiatry, psychology and culture, both fiction and non-fiction.