Additional literature

In addition to the books that have been chosen for this year's Nordic Literature Week, there is a large selection of other Nordic books that reflect this year's theme, Heroes in the Nordics, in various ways. Here you can find a list of additional reading by Nordic authors that has been translated into English, French and/or German that works well with the heroic theme. The books can either be used as a complement to Morning Dawn and Morning Dusk, they can be used independently or replace this year's selected works (but you will have to provide the books yourself).

 

The list is made in collaboration with the Nordic Literature Week's reference group, consisting of one representative from each of the Nordic countries.

 

The Blue Fox   Mats Wahl DE Brune FR

 

Children's books in English:

Mio, My son by Astrid Lindgren (SE)

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren (SE)

Who'll Save Alfie Atkins? by Gunilla Bergström (SE)

 

Youth books in English:

The Circle by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren (SE)

 

Adult books in English:

Poetic Edda (IS)

Gísla saga Súrssonar (IS)

Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar (IS)

Bloodhoof by Gerður Kristný (IS)

The Blue Fox by Sjón (IS)

The Road to Jerusalem, The Templar Knight and Birth of the Kingdom by Jan Guillou (SE)

The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas by Thor Heyerdahl (NO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's books in German:

Siri und die Eismeerpiraten von Frida Nilsson (SE)

Super-Bruno von Håkon Øvreås und Øyvind Torseter (NO)

Mio, mein Mio von Astrid Lindgren (SE)

Die Brüder Löwenherz von Astrid Lindgren (SE)

Super-Ulf von Ulf Stark (SE)

Wer rettet Willi Wiberg? von Gunilla Bergström (SE)

Sommersprossen auf den Knien von Maria Parr (NO)

 

Youth books in German:

Zirkel von Mats Strandberg und Sara Bergmark Elfgren (SE)

Odinskind von Siri Pettersen

Sturmland - die Reiter von Mats Wahl

 

Adult books in German:

Die Gísla saga Súrssonar (IS)

Die Saga von Grettir dem Starken (IS)

Die Isländerin von Steinunn Jóhannesdóttir (IS)

Schattenfuchs von Sjón (IS)

Der Kreuzritter - Aufbruch, Verbannung, Rückkehr und Das Erbe von Jan Guillou (SE)

Kon-Tiki. Ein Floß treibt über den Pazifikvon von Thor Heyerdahl (NO)

Feindesland von Einar Kárason (IS)

Gekrallt von Erlend Loe (NO)

 

Children's books in French:

Maarron, et Noirbert par Håkon Øvreås et Øyvind Torseter (NO)

Mio, mon Mio par Astrid Lindgren (SE)

Les Frères Coeur-de-Lion par Astrid Lindgren (SE)

Super-Charlie par Camilla Läckberg (SE)

La petite terreur de Glimmerdal par Maria Marr (NO)

 

Youth books in French :

The Circle - chapitre 1 Les élues par Mats Strandberg et Sara Bergmark Elfgren (SE)

 

Adult books in French:

Edda poétique (IS)

La Saga de Gísli Súrsson (IS)

La Grettis saga (IS)

L'esclave islandaise par Steinunn Jóhannesdóttir (IS)

Le moindre des mondes par Sjón (IS)

Trilogie d'Arn le templier par Jan Guillou (SE)

L'Expédition du Kon-Tiki par Thor Heyerdalh (NO)

La hache et la terre par Ólafur GUnnarsson (IS)

Incandescents par Frode Grytten (NO)