Twin Cities Business: The Land of Dreams

'The Land of Dreams' is the first book in Vidar Sundstøl’s “Minnesota Trilogy,” and it became the University of Minnesota Press’ biggest seller of 2013.

sundstol_land coverMystery buffs have turned Scandinavian crime novels into big business. The “Nordic crime” genre includes bestselling authors such as Jo Nesbø and the late Stieg Larsson.

Now the scholarly University of Minnesota Press has published its first-ever Nordic crime novel and is finding it to be a hit with readers.

In October, the press published The Land of Dreams, an English translation of the book by Norwegian author Vidar Sundstøl. The thriller is set on the North Shore of Minnesota, where Sundstøl lived for two years.

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Published in: Twin Cities Business
By: Burl Gilyard