Books about Iceland that capture the history and literary culture of this ancient and dramatic island.
"In Iceland—the oldest of all the Scandinavian languages—the connection to the vastness, the landscape and the folklore embedded in it, is very strong." Dorthe Nors discussing Scandinavian literature.
The longtime Iceland resident and nature writer Sarah Thomas recommends reading about Iceland and its people.
Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies at the University of Leeds, introduces us to the landscape of old Icelandic culture, addressing the Icelandic sagas, medieval Nordic history, and links to Anglo-Saxon England.
Har døden taget noget fra dig så giv det tilbage, Carls bog
by Naja Marie Aidt
Yahya Hassan: Digte
by Yahya Hassan
Det är natten
by Karolina Ramqvist
Wilful Disregard: A Novel About Love
by Lena Andersson and Sarah Death (translator)
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
by Sjón and Victoria Cribb (translator)
Minimalism is big with the Danes while Icelanders favour magical realism; the Swedes keep it classical while the Norwegians get emotional. Man Booker International shortlistee Dorthe Nors takes us on a tour of the most exciting voices in contemporary Scandinavian literature.
The Vikings discovered America and traded slaves in Baghdad. They sometimes buried their dead in ships, but probably did not burn them. And they did not wear horned helmets. Historian Eleanor Barraclough separates myth from reality and recommends the best Viking books.