Gaute Heivoll

Gaute Heivoll

Gaute Heivoll is the author of Before I Burn (Graywolf Press, 2014), which won the Brage Prize and was a finalist for the Critics Prize and the Booksellers’ Prize in Norway. He studied creative writing at Telemark College, law at the University of Oslo, and psychology at the University of Bergen. He lives in Norway.

photo credit: Paal Audestad

Before I Burn

A Novel
Gaute Heivoll; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett


Based on a true account: an international literary sensation about an arsonist on the loose in rural Norway and of the young man haunted by the story
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