Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crime Literature, Scandinavian Style - 3/24

Dominique Haller

On today's show, we will dive into the dark world of Nordic Noir fiction. You might have heard of the wildly successful Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. The film based on the first book of the trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has come out in the United States last weekend. It will come to theaters in Milwaukee on April 9th and in Madison on April 23rd. It will also be shown at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 15th.

But there is more than Stieg Larsson's trilogy to discover when talking about Nordic Noir. Other well-known authors are Henning Mankell, Liza Marklund, Karin Fossum, and Arnaldur Indridason. If you want to learn more about these authors, you can click here to read an article on Nordic Noir by Laura Miller.

Have you read any of these books? Do you think there is anything particularly Scandinavian about them? Tell us why you love them by leaving a comment below!

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