I suppose that depends on which criteria you use to define successfulness as an author
He manages to get it published anyhow.
A list of Ari's books with a short summary:
Trist som faen
, 1999. 15 short stories about young people who're trying to find their place in a complicated world.
Fra hjerte til hjerte
, 2003. Märtha Louise and Ari telling the story of their pilgrimage to Trondheim before their wedding.
, 2003. A novel about Andreas Aakerlied, 20 year old, going to journey through Sahara to meet his girlfriend in Burkina Faso.
Entusiasme og raseri
, 2006. Novel about Kryx, who is meeting Vera Sara, with the same character faults as himself. A novel about success, and disaster - Norway & Las Vegas.