Nordic Crime at Harrogate

The inexhaustable Karen Meek published a fine round-up of a panel at the Harrogate Festival on Nordic Crime. It includes some discussion of the debt owed to Sjowall and Waloo’s ground-breaking Marin Beck series as well as the difficulty of translating a book into English that suits both a US and UK audience. (Translations of Mari Jungstedt and Helene Tursten both came in for criticism, though the only specific mentioned was that they were American.) Then there is a round-robin of recommendations from all of the Scandinavian countries. I was pleased to see Jo Nebso and Arnaldur Indridason mentioned, two of my favorites. The comments are well worth a read, too.

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