Books

Nordic Watchlist speaks to one of the founding fathers of Nordic Noir – Kjell Ola Dahl

One of the founding fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl, was born in 1958 in Gjøvik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published twelve novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers (The Oslo Detectives series) featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frølich. Nordic … Continue reading Nordic Watchlist speaks to one of the founding fathers of Nordic Noir – Kjell Ola Dahl

Horst & Enger: Norways Finest Crime Writing Duo discuss all things Blix and Ramm

Described by Tvedestrandpost as one of the years most anticipated releases, Unhinged, the third book in the extremely popular Blix and Ramm series, was finally published in the UK on Wednesday 16th February. Nordic Watchlist were lucky enough to speak to the authors, Thomas Enger & Jorn Lier Horst, about the book itself, the writing … Continue reading Horst & Enger: Norways Finest Crime Writing Duo discuss all things Blix and Ramm

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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 … Continue reading Our Nordic Flavours of the Month – JUNE

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 … Continue reading Interview with Happiness Researcher and Author Meik Wiking

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 … Continue reading 5 Minute Fika: Barnet Libraries host Nordic Authors Evening

The Men Behind Sweden’s top crime writing duo Erik Axl Sund

Erik Axl Sund is the joint pen name for two writers – Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist. The Swedish duo are behind the incredibly dark crime thriller The Crow Girl which was released in the UK several years ago, and which Alex M discovered and read over the summer this year. Alex found the … Continue reading The Men Behind Sweden’s top crime writing duo Erik Axl Sund

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 … Continue reading Nordic Summer Reads

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