Frode Grytten

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Frode Grytten, 2007.

Frode Grytten (born 11 December 1960 in Bergen, but grew up in Odda is a Norwegian writer[1] and journalist. He is the author of the Brage Prize-winning novel Bikubesong ('Song of the Beehive'), and other collections of short stories and poetry. His works have been translated into Swedish, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, French, English, Albanian, Croatian and Chinese.

Grytten is a native of the industrial town Odda, which often features in his work.

As a journalist he has mainly worked for Bergens Tidende, the local newspaper of Bergen, Norway. He is also writing for the Oslo-based national newspaper Dagbladet.


  • 1983 Start. Poems.
  • 1986 Dans som en sommerfugl – stikk som en bie. Short stories
  • 1990 Langdistansesvømmar. Short stories
  • 1993 80 grader aust for Birdland. (80 Degrees East of Birdland) Short stories
  • 1995 Meir enn regn. Short stories
  • 1997 Heim att til 1990–åra. Short stories
  • 1999 Bikubesong. Short stories.
  • 1999 Frosken Vertigo og det store spranget. Children's book
  • 2001 Popsongar. Short stories.
  • 2002 Dublin. Non-fiction
  • 2004 Hull & sønn. Children's book
  • 2005 Bikubegang : 24 stopp i Frode Gryttens univers Non-fiction
  • 2005 Flytande bjørn. Novel, winning the Norwegian Rivertonprisen crime award (published in English as The Shadow in the River, 2008)
  • 2007 Rom ved havet, rom i byen. Short stories written to Edward Hopper's paintings
  • 2009 Det norske huset
  • 2010 50/50, collection of essays.
  • 2011 Saganatt. Lundetrilogien, a trilogy of novels released together in one book.



  1. ^ "Frode Grytten: Der Geschichtenmaler". Die Zeit (in German). 22 September 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2013.