May 17th is the day Norwegians celebrate being free from Sweden (that would be us ) and in honour of this I thought I would post some ideas for Norwegian authors people might like to check out.
Henrik Ibsen: No list of Norwegian authors is complete without mentioning Ibsen. I read and reviewed A Doll’s House for A Year of Feminist Classics. It is the only one of Ibsen’s works I have read but I also saw a performance of The Wild Duck when I was in high school that I enjoyed.
Sigrid Undset: An author I have not yet read. One day I will tackle Kristin Lavransdatter. There was a read-a-long in 2009. Check it out for more information on the author and the book.
Jostein Gaard: The author of Sophie’s World (which I haven’t read either, but want to). It is supposed to be a good introduction to philosophy. I can actually remember when it came out and I have wanted to red it ever since.
For those who like crime there is Karin Fossum, Jo Nesbo and Anne Holt. I haven’t read Fossum but I tried Nesbo earlier this year and it wasn’t really for me, but others seem to like them. I will give one of his other books a try though. One of Holt’s books is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.
As you can see I have read shockingly few Norwegian authors. Do you have any favourites that I have missed? Please give me some recommendations!