TOR-HÅKON GABRIEL HÅVARDSEN is a Norwegian author, songwriter, musician, and funeral director from Stokmarknes. He has a very popular TikTok account where he talks about funerals, death, and the funeral industry. His goal is to work towards a greater openness and understanding about death. With 70 000 followers, the account is a fascinating extension of his non-fiction debut Five Feet Under and has garnered a lot of attention and engagement from users across the country.
The Czech rights to his second non-fiction, Post Mortem, has just been acquired by Dobrovsky.
HÅVARDSEN’S ALSO WRITES fiction, and his debut in that genre The Gallows Dance, was published in 2020. In 2022, the rights to all of Håvardsen’s works were purchased by Bonnier Norsk Forlag.