Gunnar Staalesen – The woman in the fridge

This is a title of a book series starring Varg Veum, name that traces an ancient Nordic expression, vargr i véum, "wolf in the...

Jo Nesbø – The Redbreast

As always, when one browses through the pages, smells the paper, has a look at the back cover of a Nordic crime novel, they...

Dag Solstad – Shyness and Dignity

  The day came when Elias Rukla came across something too universal to be compared to an intimate Proustian madeleine, and too socially active to...

Mike Larssons’ “Rymliga hjärta”

  Tomelilla, Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden. Mike has just been released from prison and he wants to have his own redemption by taking...

Stig Dagerman – German Autumn

  This short novel can without doubt be defined as journalism; it is, however, a kind of journalism we are not accustomed to, a journalism...

Bo Lidegaard – Countrymen: How Denmark’s Jews Escaped the Nazis

  It was1943. Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The country was worried, oppressed and sometimes inclined to please the enemy. Popular forms of resistance with sabotages and...

Knut Hamsun – On overgrown paths

The disease against which Alessandro Lami battled with for a long time took him away on Sunday March 8th, 2015. Alessandro had transmitted his love...

Håkan Nesser – The Darkest Day

  Few ingredients are required for a Scandinavian crime novel: cold, lots of snow, a mystery, a grouchy inspector and cracks in a society which...

Arto Paasilinna – The Year of the Hare

In this issue of the magazine Irene Lami introduces her column Northern Lights about Nordic literatures. What we wish to present on these pages...

Arnaldur Inðridason – Jar City

Reykiavík, Norðurmýri district. The dead body of an old man is discovered by his neighbours and an old picture of a little girl’s grave...

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Grace Nichols – Lost in Translation

(por el espíritu de poesía en Medellín, Colombia) As if the earth had shifted axis again I walk the streets of your city, Medellín, a hammock of...

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols was born in Guyana but has lived in Britain since 1977. Her first book of poems ‘I is a long-memoried Woman’ won...

Grace Nichols – Passport to Here and There

RECLAIMING HER STORY THROUGH MEMORY Chandramohan Sathyanathan engaging with the poetry of Grace Nichols Grace Nichols is a major female voice and a widely read Anglophone...

Chandramohan Sathyanathan – A Posthumous Letter

I am a primate dwelling in the wild forests of my language. My tongue lost irretrievably in the swamp of hunger, I hide amidst the barren rocks. Your own selfie sheds...

Chandramohan Sathyanathan

Chandramohan Sathyanathan alias Chandramohan S. (b.1986) is an Indian English language Dalit poet based in Trivandrum, Kerala. He has been published in many magazines...