Ellen Mattson (born 1962 in Uddevalla) is a Swedish writer. Her first fictional work to be published in English translation was Snow (2005), a historical novel set in the early 18th century.
She has won several literary prizes, including the Svenska Dagbladet Literature Prize in 1998, the Dobloug Prize in 2009, and the Selma Lagerlöf Prize in 2011.
In March 2019, the Swedish Academy announced that Mattson had been elected as a new member of the academy. She will be inducted in December 2019.
- Truman Capote och faktaromanen (Examensarbete vid Högskolan i Borås) 1989
- Nattvandring 1992
- Vägen härifrån 1995
- Resenärerna 1998
- Poetens liv 1999
- Snö 2001 (en historisk roman som utspelar sig i tidigt 1700-tal)
- Splendorville 2004
- Arves hus 2005
- Glädjestranden 2008
- Vinterträdet 2012