Lars Mytting, a novelist and journalist, was born in Fåvang, Norway, in 1968. His novel Svøm med dem som drukner
(published in English as The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
was awarded the Norwegian National Booksellers' Award and has been bought for film. Norwegian Wood
has become an international bestseller, and was the Bookseller Industry Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2016.