By Tobias Carroll 7 min read
There’s plenty of intriguing forays into the surreal that can be found when looking at work from Iceland and Scandinavia. Here are the most memorable.
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.