Translation rights worldwide are handled by Gudrun Hebel at Agentur Literatur in Berlin.


«Probably the most riveting novel of the year»
Aftenposten on Swim with those who drown

«Dark rural gothic...a highly interesting literary project ... a fabulous narrator...»

HA on Spring Sacrifice

«A joy to read; an absurd road movie
where nobody gets away…»
VG on Horsepower

Lars Mytting’s first novel, Horsepower (272 pages) was published by Gyldendal in 2006, and the first print run sold out in three weeks, followed by several additional printings. Translation rights are sold to Germany (Piper), Sweden (Forum), Finland (Like), Denmark (Samleren) and The Netherlands (Atlas).

His second novel, Spring Sacrifice (335 pages), was published by Gyldendal in April 2010. Synopsis and sample translation in English is available.

Third novel, Swim with those who drown, was published in September 2014, hit the bestseller list after one week and has currently sold over 200 000 copies in Norway and Sweden. It was reviewed as probably the most riveting novel of the year by Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper. Foreign rights are sold to Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, France, Iceland, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain. It will be published in autumn 2017 in the UK and US with the title «The Sixteen Trees of the Somme».


«A Bible, an affirmation, a reference book, a piece of poetry, a true pleasure.»

Fædrelandsvennen on Norwegian Wood

Lars Myttings non-fiction book Hel ved («Norwegian Wood») is one of the greatest publishing successes in Scandinavia ever. It is a «practical-lyrical» guide on the use and lore of firewood, based on Norwegian traditions and our modern science on stoves and renewable energy. In 2016, it received the award «Non Fiction Book of the Year» by the British Book Industry.

Since august 2011, over 500 000 copies are sold worldwide. The book is published in Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Estonia. Czech Republic, UK, USA, Poland, Spain, South Korea, and of course Sweden.


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