Best Nordic Fiction

The top fiction selections from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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304 books · 114 voters · list created August 16th, 2011 by Matt (votes) .
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Just added a few more books...


message 2: by Matt (new)

Matt Thanks for adding to the list! I'm always up for reading some new Nordic work that isn't a mystery. No complaints about mysteries, but it seems to be the bulk of what's coming to the US apart from Lindqvist's horror novels and "We, the Drowned."


message 3: by Richelle (new)

Richelle Wilson I would recommend adding Days with Diam by Svend Åge Madsen, which has a novel and brilliant structure (essentially, the reader chooses how to proceed from a number of varying, yet connected, options that Madsen provides in a table at the beginning). Thanks for creating this list and representing some of the major literature from Scandinavia!


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy I just ordered "The Swedish Gypsy" by Mary Paulson from Amazon. Also, "The Stockholm Octavo" by Karen Engelmann is just wonderful. It has a little bit of conspiracy, magic and mystery.


message 5: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia Librarian note: deleted The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker as the author is Dutch not Nordic.


message 6: by BookLovingLady (last edited Feb 09, 2015 07:43AM) (new)

BookLovingLady @Matt
I was in doubt whether or not to add a book with two plays by Henrik Ibsen. Strictily speaking they are not 'fiction' in the ordinary sense of the word, so I haven't added the book... But I did notice an editon of The Doll's House (currently #12) on the list.

Question is: Should I remove the current edition of The Doll's House, as it is a play, or should I add my own copy with two of Ibsen's plays...?

Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (currently on #42) is also a play, by the way. There are a few other titles by Ibsen on the list, but I'm not sure about those, as I don't know if he solely wrote plays.


message 7: by Matt (new)

Matt I would consider a play as a work of fiction.


message 8: by BookLovingLady (last edited Feb 11, 2015 11:16PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Matt wrote: "I would consider a play as a work of fiction."

Thanks. I'd already added several Nordic books I own, classics more or less, as well as voted for several already on the list, but now I'll add my copy of Ibsen's plays as well:-)


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