Per Petterson (born 18 July 1952, Oslo), is a prize-winning Norwegian novelist.
Petterson's debut was Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (1987), a collection of short stories. He has since published five novels to good reviews. Til Sibir (To Siberia, 1996) was nominated for The Nordic Council's Literature Prize.
His breakthrough, however, was Ut og stj?le hester (2003) which was awarded two top literary prizes in Norway - the The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Booksellers’ Best Book of the Year Award. The 2005 English language translation (Out Stealing Horses) was awarded the 2006 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (the world's largest monetary literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English (€100,000). In the December 9. 2007 issue of the New York Times Book Review Out Stealing Horses was named one of the 10 best books of the year.
- Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (1987)
- Ekkoland (1989)
- Det er greit for meg (1992)
- Til Sibir (1996) [Eng: To Siberia]
- I kj?lvannet (2000) [Eng: In the Wake]
- Ut og stj?le hester (2003) [Eng: Out Stealing Horses]
- M?nen over Porten (2004)