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

Beartown (Beartown, #1)
The Chestnut Man
The Kingdom
Silver Tears (Faye's Revenge, #2)
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
Myrkrið veit (Konráð, #1)
The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium, #6)
The Golden Cage (Faye's Revenge, #1)
Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.
The Butterfly House (Korner and Werner, #3)
A Nearly Normal Family
The Mist (Hidden Iceland #3)
The Girl Who Died
Tollak til Ingeborg
Winterkill (Dark Iceland #6)
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)
A Man Called Ove
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
The Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)
Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
Smilla's Sense of Snow

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