Posts by Sarah Surgey

Arne Dahl – Pioneer of Nordic Noir

Arne Dahl Arne Dahl is the pen name for Jan Arnald. Born in 1963 in the now notorious crime writing central of Sweden. Arne Dahl (as his millions of fans

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The Nordic Council Literature Prize.

The Nordic Council Literature prize awards ceremony will be held this year on the 29th of October in Stockholm, Sweden. This is where the success of art and culture of

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Author: Dagmar Lange – Where it all began

Dagmar Lange Dagmar Lange is undoubtedly one of the original Nordic Noir writers, and this is a fact accepted by her membership as one of the original 13 members of

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Jesper Stein – Nordic Noir’s elite

Jesper Stein was born on February 28th 1965. He has accrued international recognition for his crime novel series based around the fictitious character Commissioner Axel Steen. His novels take place in Nørrebro

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Hakan Nesser- Swedish literary giant

The author Hakan Nesser Hakan Nesser was born in 1950 on the 21st of February in Kumla, Sweden. Hakan was born to mother Mary, a clerk and father Sven August, a

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Erik Valeur – The Seventh child

I recently had the pleasure of being offered the chance to interview one of the most unassuming successful Nordic authors, who has attained incredible success from his worldwide acclaimed book

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Camilla Läckberg, Wonder woman!

Author Camilla Läckberg is emerging as a woman to be reckoned with. In an until recently male dominated world of Nordic Noir writing, she is dominating the charts and award’s

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Author Henning Mankell – Swedish legend

Author Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948. He spent a majority of his childhood living with his father after his parents divorce. As his father was a District judge

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Spotlight on Norway with writer Jo Nesbø

The Author Jo Nesbø entered this world on the 29th of March 1960 in Molde, Norway. He grew up in a household where books were the back bone of entertainment, and

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Denmark’s prize winner

The Author Carl Valdemar Jussi Adler-Olsen is every bit the Danish success story. He is Denmark’s prize winner, having won numerous awards such Danskernes Yndlingsforfatter (Bog & Ide) 2012, and

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