Yep! I’m still rocking Friday 5 On It and we’re still rolling…
Today we are going to feature authors in the theme for May. Scandinavian Authors but not the men ones.
After doing a bit of research on Goodreads about Scandinavian mysteries I noticed most of the popular books were written by male authors. Where are the women? Are Scandinavian women writing books as well? Reminder, Scandinavia, historically Scandia, part of northern Europe, generally held to consist of the two countries of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway, and Sweden, with the addition of Denmark. Some authorities argue for the inclusion of Finland on geologic and economic grounds and of Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the grounds that their inhabitants speak North Germanic (or Scandinavian) languages related to those of Norway and Sweden.
So here are 5 Scandinavian authors that are not men for you to check out.
Here we go. Let’s put 5 books on it.
5 Scandinavian Authors that are not Men
1. Camilla Läckberg (Sweden)
Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Eriksson (born August 30, 1974) is a Swedish crime writer. As of the early-2010s, her work has been translated into at least 40 languages in 60 countries.
2. Karin Fossum (Norway)
Karin Fossum (born 6 November 1954) is a Norwegian author of crime fiction, often referred to as the “Norwegian queen of crime”
3. Katarina Bivald (Sweden)
Katarina Bivald is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Indie Next Pick The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. She lives outside of Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up working part-time in a bookshop.
4. Sofi Oksanen (Finland)
Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish writer and playwright. Oksanen has published five novels, of which Purge has gained the widest recognition. She has received several international and domestic awards for her literary work. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than two million copies.
5. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (Iceland)
Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer of both crime novels and children’s fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder. The central character in her crime novels so far is Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, a lawyer.
See they do write novels. And there are many, many more too. Click on their name to check out their website and click their pictures to go to their Amazon page.
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