Scandinavian Studies: Fiction

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.


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Clearing Out: A Novel Clearing Out A Novel Helene Uri 2024 Fall
A masterful blend of fiction and autobiography that moves back and forth through place and time
Olav Audunssøn II: II. Providence Olav Audunssøn II II. Providence Sigrid Undset 2021 Fall
The second volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in a new English translation, the first in nearly a century
Swede Hollow: A Novel Swede Hollow A Novel Ola Larsmo 2020 Fall
A riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early twentieth century
The Devil’s Wedding Ring The Devil’s Wedding Ring Vidar Sundstøl 2019 Spring
A mysterious disappearance at a 13th-century church in his native Norway draws detective Max Fjellanger into an old case—and a world of ancient ritual, superstition, and present-day danger
The Improvisatore: A Novel of Italy The Improvisatore A Novel of Italy Hans Christian Andersen 2018 Spring
A semi-autobiographical novel inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s travels in Italy—and one of the author’s best-known works in his native Denmark
Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland Out of the Blue New Short Fiction from Iceland 2017 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of fiction from Iceland’s best contemporary authors
The Ravens The Ravens Vidar Sundstøl 2016 Spring
The final installment of the award-winning Minnesota Trilogy by the celebrated Norwegian mystery writer
Only the Dead Only the Dead Vidar Sundstøl 2015 Fall
A psychological thriller that deepens the mystery begun in the prize-winning first volume of Vidar Sundstøl’s internationally best-selling Minnesota Trilogy
The Land of Dreams The Land of Dreams Vidar Sundstøl 2014 Fall
Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel of the year—the first novel in the internationally best-selling Minnesota Trilogy
Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal Marta Oulie A Novel of Betrayal Sigrid Undset 2014 Spring
The first English translation of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s scandalous debut novel
A Burnt Child: A Novel A Burnt Child A Novel Stig Dagerman 2013 Spring
Stig Dagerman’s influential novel about a young man’s troubling journey through despair and illicit passion—here in a new English translation
Island of the Doomed Island of the Doomed Stig Dagerman 2012 Spring
A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature—now published for the first time in the United States
The Fall of the King The Fall of the King Johannes V. Jensen 2011 Fall
The masterpiece of one of Scandinavia’s preeminent literary figures and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Styrbiorn the Strong Styrbiorn the Strong E. R. Eddison 2011 Fall
E. R. Eddison’s classic saga novel now in paperback—includes for the first time Eddison’s remarkable letter of introduction and his unabridged closing note
The Rise of Jonas Olsen: A Norwegian Immigrant’s Saga The Rise of Jonas Olsen A Norwegian Immigrant’s Saga Johannes B. Wist 2005 Fall
A novel of one man’s trials and ambiguous triumphs as a newcomer to America