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
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The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
I farans riktning (Sandhamn, #6)
Dimma (Hidden Iceland #1)
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #2)
The History of Bees
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The Thirst (Harry Hole, #11)
The Boy at the Door
A Death in Sweden
The Son
Uglen (Holger Munch og Mia Kruger #2)
Häxan (Patrik Hedström, #10)
Svøm med dem som drukner
Police (Harry Hole, #10)
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)
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hole, #1)
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
Hunger
Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
A Man Called Ove
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)
The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8)
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