Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow Peter Hoeg “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” was the book that introduced me both to Nordic noir and contemporary literary fiction, and was a major push towards my life-long fascination with the Nordic countries (in case you’re wondering, Scandinavia is the Nordic countries that speak Germanic languages, while “the Nordic […]Read more "“Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” by Peter Hoeg"
Kari’s just your typical teenage girl, dreaming of boys and being like Rita Hayworth…except that her country is currently occupied by Nazi Germany. When an American pilot crash-lands near her father’s farm, she sets off on a desperate adventure to smuggle him to Sweden. I always have my eye open for some good Nordic reading, […]Read more "“Land of Hidden Fires” by Kirk Kjeldsen"
Iceland is one of those romantic destinations that you hear a lot about, but how often do you actually get to experience Icelandic culture? For all its popularity as a tourist spot, there’s very little Icelandic literature available to the average reader; so little, in fact, that I went into this collection, my first foray […]Read more "“Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland”"