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...

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...

German Autumn – by Stig Dagerman

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

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...

On overgrown paths by Knut Hamsun

  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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Nocturnal Animals

Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection of an upper middle class life. When she returns...

Antonia Buizza – Angela

“Angela, don’t run: you know that after you are going to have a sore throat”.“Ok, mum, I’m coming”.Mother and daughter went back...

Órla Foyle – Dorothea in the Land of Black and White Men

The white girl looks over at our table. She is waiting for chowder soup while her mother waits for fish and chips....

Órla Foyle – Italian Nuns

In Kenya, we knew Italian nunswho snapped chicken necksand swung pig sausage from thekitchen rafters.They smelled of soup and incenseand dug their...

Órla Foyle – I Saw Beckett The Other Day

I saw Beckett the other dayin the doorway of that caféwhere you took his photograph. You know the onewhen he looked up at...