Category: Books

Henning Mankell

Crime Corner

Sweden has produced some of the greatest Nordic noir novelists, including the two who created the genre, Maj Sjöwall and Per Whalöö.

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

We’re delighted to share Mary Hirsch’s review of “Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way” by Lars Mytting.

book cover for Norwegian by Night, a headshot of Derek Miller, and book cover for American by Day

Crime Corner

Derek B. Miller’s crime novel duo “Norwegian by Night” and “American by Day” come highly recommended by our resident Nordic noir expert, Jerry Holt.

Crime Corner

Crime Corner

In this issue’s Crime Corner, Jerry Holt offers four gripping recommendations for Nordic Noir page turners for your reading list.

The Far Traveler

Nancy Marie Brown’s new book tells the story of Gudrid the Far Traveler, a Viking woman who sailed across the ocean to Vinland in the Icelandic Sagas.


The Norwegian Helsebok

In Norway, all residents are required to have a Helsebok (Health Booklet), an official permit and record of an individual’s use of health services.

Kaveh Rashidi

Maybe you’re healthy?

A new book by Norwegian physician Kaveh Rashidi examines challenges medical professionals face in providing services to the public.