By Keith Rice 7 min read
The books in this list are all written by Swedish authors, and represent a slice of what the nation’s long-thriving literary community has to offer.
By Johanna Kindvall 4 min read
Johanna Kindvall, author of Smorgasbord and an expert on Swedish cuisine, talks about her experience in moving to NYC from Sweden, and about food culture.
By Lisa Rosman 5 min read
Swedish cinematic import ‘A Man Called Ove’ is profoundly Scandinavian in all the best ways possible. Here’s why you should see it.
By Tobias Carroll 4 min read
Fredrik Sjöberg's The Fly Trap, a memoir of his life cataloging hoverflies, is also a study on influence, culture, and human nature.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
In his new book, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth reveals the true character of the region -- not nearly as placid, contented, or well-adjusted as they’d like us to believe. For more inside views of life Scandi-style, check out these memoirs.
By Juliet Simon 4 min read
Jens Lapidus has been hailed as the next Stieg Larsson and from his electrifying new crime novel, it is clear why. Lapidus' gritty story is set in Stockholm and depicts an underworld of Euro-mobsters. Connected with this sinister set is a group of rich, young things on the party scene, and it would appear a penchant for violence does not discriminate whether you're wearing Prada or prison couture.