The success of Nordic Noir literature

Nordic Noir books

Need some tips for your summer reading list? Kerstin Bergman, a researcher in comparative literature at Lund University, discusses why Scandinavian crime fiction has become such a global success, and recommends a few Swedish authors for this summer.

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Kerstin Bergman is a crime fiction scholar, a literary critic, and a member of the Swedish Academy of Crime Fiction. She is the author of Swedish Crime Fiction: The Making of Nordic Noir (2014), and has also written numerous popular and scholarly articles on Swedish and international crime fiction (in English and Swedish). As an expert on crime fiction, a writer and lecturer, she runs CrimeGarden and blogs (in Swedish) about crime fiction at


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