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 were sold to Germany (Piper), Sweden (Forum), Finland (Like) and Denmark (Samleren).

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 became the main selection of the largest fiction book club in Norway. It was reviewed as probably the most riveting novel of the year by Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper. Foreign rights are already sold to Denmark (Rosinante) and Germany (Suhrkamp), Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand). Synopsis and sample translation in English is available.


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

Fædrelandsvennen on Solid Wood

Lars Myttings non-fiction book Hel ved («Solid 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.

Since august 2011, over 230 000 copies are printed in Norway and  Sweden alone. The book is also published in Denmark, Finland, Germany and Estonia. Czech and UK/US editions will follow.


Feel free to contact the author by email. Please allow for delayed responses. (For those eagerly awaiting the US edition of Solid Wood, I am pleased to announce that it will be published by Abrams Books in autumn 2015.)