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Nordic Watchlist Best of 2021: BOOKS

In a very special guest post from our friend and fan of the website, Marc Harries, we get to find out what he suggests are the best Nordic reads of 2021, carefully selecting one from each country. Finland Winner: The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen The Rabbit Factor is the latest release from Finnish author, […]

Nordic Flavours of the Month: October

We love October and the autumnal vibes – it’s also a great excuse to watch some horror and thriller movies! So here’s what we’ve been loving this month… FILM THE TRIP / I ONDE DAGER (NETFLIX) Oh how we loved this movie! First seen at Fantastic Fest, we went back for a re-watch and enjoyed […]

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Nordic Flavours of the month: JULY

This month at the Nordic Watchlist we enjoyed a staycation, and the searing heatwave in the UK eventually turned to torrential rain – allowing us to bury ourselves in the sofa and enjoy some more Nordic treats! Here’s what we have been enjoying this month: TV SHOW: YOUNG ROYALS Netflix has delivered another gem with […]

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Our Nordic Flavours of the Month – JUNE

We share a round-up of the best of what we’ve been enjoying in the last month. June brought us Box 21 from Walter Presents, a hard-hitting Swedish crime thriller. Meanwhile, Netflix continues it’s Nordic mission with a fun movie called Dancing Queens, based in gorgeous west Sweden and featuring an excellent Molly Nutley (directed by […]

Interview with Happiness Researcher and Author Meik Wiking

Anyone who loves Nordic culture will know that the Nordic countries frequently top the list of happiest nations. But why is this? Meik Wiking has made it his passion to find answers. He is founder and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, he has written numerous books about Nordic culture and happiness including […]

5 Minute Fika: Barnet Libraries host Nordic Authors Evening

We speak to Mark from Barnet London borough council libraries, who are hosting an online event next week called ‘An evening with Scandinavian authors discussing their books.’ He tells us all about the event, which authors are attending, and some of his favourite Nordic books. Unfortunately the event is now sold out, but keep an […]

Nordic Summer Reads

Alex Minnis and guest – editor, researcher and some-time writer Jessica from @lunchpoems – give us their favourite book recommendations by Nordic authors. Perfect for a late summer holiday (if you’re lucky enough to go on one), or in Alex’s case as he likes dark crime thrillers – perfect for winter too! JESSICA (@lunchpoems) THE […]

Inspiring women: Dr Melanie Windridge

We met Melanie Windridge at a talk she gave about the northern lights a few years ago and she is a pretty impressive woman. Passionate about all things physics, particularly fusion energy, she is also a speaker, writer, has worked in education – oh and she’s climbed Mount Everest too. She loves to mix science […]


The Internet is lit at the moment with the outstanding TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s much loved novel ‘Normal People’ – a delicate and heartbreaking book brought to the small screen. It has been an outstanding success! With this in mind we picked out our top 5 adaptations where the TV shows were as good […]

INTERVIEW: Lucy Foley | Author

Lucy Foley might be a name you’ve heard recently, as her eagerly anticipated 2019 crime thriller ‘The Hunting Party’ became a bestseller, and now her latest book ‘The Guest List’, which was released last month, is performing incredibly well too! ‘The Hunting Party’ is still gaining accolades, and has now even been sighted for a […]

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