Scandinavian Literature

Scandinavian literature is the literature in the languages of Scandinavian countries of Northern Europe. Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

These peoples have produced an important and influential literature. Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, was largely responsible for the popularity of modern realistic drama in Europe, with plays like The Wild Duck and A Doll's House. Nobel prizes for literature have been awarded to Selma Lagerlöf, Verner von Heidenstam, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan, Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Pär L

The Girl in the Eagle's Talons (Millennium, #7)
Killing Moon (Harry Hole #13)
Hidden in Snow (The Åre Murders, #1)
Spindeln (Joona Linna, #9)
The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium, #6)
The Couples Trip
The Chestnut Man
The Darkness (Hidden Iceland #1)
Gökungen (Patrik Hedström, #11)
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed (Elderly Lady, #2)
The Mirror Man (Joona Linna Series #8)
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The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly: Life Wisdom from Someone Who Will (Probably) Die Before You
Kult (Mina Dabiri og Vincent Walder, #2)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
A Man Called Ove
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hole, #1)
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
Sophie's World
Lucia Morning in Sweden by Ewa RydakerAnn and Peter in Sweden by Ethel ManninThe Mysterious Schoolmaster by Karin AnckarsvärdSunkissed by Jenny McLachlanRonia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
Sweden in Juvenile Fiction
77 books — 2 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonPippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonHunger by Knut Hamsun
Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature
1,219 books — 1,246 voters
The Nordic Knitting Primer by Kristin DrysdaleAlice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting by Alice StarmorePoems of Color by Wendy Keele
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3 books — 1 voter

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAn Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene TurstenThe Chestnut Man by Søren SveistrupThe Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-OlsenThe Lost Village by Camilla Sten
52 Book Club 2023: #24 Nordic Noir
122 books — 77 voters
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenRonia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid LindgrenThe Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian AndersenMoominsummer Madness by Tove JanssonThe Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
Scandinavian Children's Books
159 books — 55 voters

Thomas Carlyle
I think Scandinavian Paganism, to us here, is more interesting than any other. It is, for one thing, the latest; it continued in these regions of Europe till the eleventh century; 800 years ago the Norwegians were still worshippers of Odin. It is interesting also as the creed of our fathers; the men whose blood still runs in our veins, whom doubtless we still resemble in so many ways.
Thomas Carlyle

Steen Langstrup
But I’m completely innocent in this case. I’m the victim. Don’t you understand? If she’d just dressed in an appropriate manner, nothing would have happened. I’m a peaceful man, and now I’m going to prison.” Conversation on Radio Fake 112.8 MHz In The Shadow of Sadd.
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