Lars Mytting, a novelist and journalist, was born in Fåvang, Norway, in 1968. His novel Svøm med dem som drukner 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. His last two novels, Søsterklokkene (2018) and Hekneveven (2020), have already become modern classics. Altogether, the author‘s books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into 21 languages.