Mats Ottosson

Mats Ottosson

Mats and Åsa Ottosson are both journalists and writers with a close relationship to nature. Together with nature photographer Roine Magnusson, they’ve written several books including the acclaimed Closte to Birds (August Prize nominated 2017) and Kor – a love story ( Pandabook of the Year 2012). They all have long-standing professional relationships with both practitioners and researchers and have interviewed hundreds of people about what experiences with nature can mean for our health.

Books by Mats Ottosson

Back to Nature

Åsa Ottosson, Mats Ottosson

Where science meets nature—how and why spending time outdoors helps heal our stressed-out minds and bodies.Nature is where it happens! Did you know it’s been scientifically proven that the levels of stress and anxiety in our bodies decrease if we sim…

Swedish title: Närmare naturen

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 28-04-2020

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 192 pages

Close to Birds

Roine Magnusson, Mats Ottosson, Åsa Ottosson

Authors: Roine Magnusson, Åsa Ottosson and Mats OttossonNot a single other wild creature comes as close to us or can warm our hearts, arouse our curiosity and make our pulses rise as much as birds.Close to Birds presents the birds around us as never…

Swedish title: Nära fåglar

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 29-09-2017

Format: 220x235 mm, 240 pages

Bird Diary 2018

Dan Zetterström, Bill Zetterström, Mats Ottosson

From January’s birdlife, which goes on the back burner during the bitter winter cold to the melancholy autumn months when the migrating birds leave us for more southerly latitudes. Each season has its particular birds, and this richly illustrated boo…

Swedish title: Fågeldagbok 2018

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 08-08-2017

Format: 165x187 mm, 160 pages

Bird Diary 2017

Dan Zetterström, Bill Zetterström, Mats Ottosson

From January’s birdlife, which goes on the back burner during the bitter winter cold to the melancholy autumn months when the migrating birds leave us for more southerly latitudes. Each season has its particular birds, and this richly illustrated boo…

Swedish title: Fågeldagbok 2017

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 09-08-2016

Format: 165 x 187 mm, 160 pages

Bird Diary 2016

Dan Zetterström, Bill Zetterström, Mats Ottosson

From January’s birdlife, which goes on the back burner during the bitter winter cold to the melancholy autumn months when the migrating birds leave us for more southerly latitudes. Each season has its particular birds, and this richly illustrated boo…

Swedish title: Fågeldagbok 2016

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 01-09-2015

Format: 165x187mm, 160 Pages

Bird Diary 2015

Dan Zetterström, Mats Ottosson

From January’s birdlife, which goes on the back burner during the bitterwinter cold to the melancholy autumn months when the migrating birds leave us for more southerly latitudes. Each season has its particular birds, s annual cycle. Here you can not…

Swedish title: Fågeldagbok 2015

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 16-09-2014

Bird Diary 2014

Dan Zetterström, Mats Ottosson

From January’s birdlife, which goes on the back burner during the bitterwinter cold to the melancholy autumn months when the migrating birds leave us for more southerly latitudes. Each season has its particular birds, s annual cycle. Here you c…

Swedish title: Fågeldagbok 2014

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction

Pub date: 10-09-2013

Format: 165x187 mm, 160 pages, 4+4