It’s over 10 years since Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series made Scandinavian crime fiction a global phenomenon. Four films later – three made in Sweden and one in Hollywood – the deceased author has missed out on the acclaim his books have garnered. However, his achievements have given a platform to a whole range of authors from across the Nordic countries. In recent years Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum, Arnaldur Indridason and Henning Mankell have risen to glory alongside Larsson and sold millions of books. Interest stirred by Stieg Larsson’s writing has cause many readers to explore older Scandinavian works such as the Martin Beck series, written by the Swedes Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö in the 1970s and 80s, and Dane Peter Hoeg’s Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow.
Cilla and Rolf Borjlind/ Johan Theorin/ Hans Olav Lahlum/ Antti Tuomainen/Kati Hiekkapelto/Søren and Lotte Hammer
Eight Nordic noir authors you should try May 11, 2015 Written by crimefictionlover
Nordic Noir writers are distinctive in style and representative of Scandinavia’s focus on justice and equality.
Leichhardt and Balmain libraries hold an extensive collection of Scandinavian crime authors such as the always popular Henning Mankell, Peter Hoeg, Lars Keppler, Liza Marklund, Jo Nesbo and Hakan Nesser. Check out some searches on our catalogue below: