Nordic FINDS – Coming in Jan 2022

FINDS – stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, the five Nordic countries.

For me, reading Nordic literature really began in the 1990s, when a few modern novels began to appear in translation in English and became bestsellers. I’m going to pick one such influential gateway novel for each of the countries from that time onwards.

  • Jan 3-9 – DENMARK – Miss Smila’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg (1992, 1993 in Eng)
  • Jan 10-16 – NORWAY –   Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (1991, 1994 in Eng.)
  • Jan 17-23 – SWEDENLet The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2007) – also film comparison Sw vs US versions
  • Jan 24-30 – FINLAND ?
  • Jan 31- Feb 6 – ICELANDJar City by Arnaldur Indridason

My Nordic reads reviewed so far: