I recently completed the 2010 Scandinavian Reading Challenge hosted by Amy at the Black Sheep Dances.
I read and reviewed the following six books:
These books are written by some powerhouse Scandinavian writers, who have won numerous awards, and sold millions of books, but believe it or not none of them is named Stieg.
Of course his translator is there among a formidable and talented group, who have allowed us mono-linguists to enjoy these fantastic novels.
I think there is a nice balance three men, three women, two Norwegians, three Swedes and an Icelander.
But there is the snag.
The Oxford Dictionary of English defines Scandinavian as relating to Scandinavia, its people, or its languages.
Scandinavia is defined as a large peninsula occupied by Norway and Sweden, or a cultural region consisting of the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and sometimes also of Iceland, Finland, and the Faroe Islands.
As a man who has never refused a Danish pastry I will, with great pleasure, accept that Dorte is correct and complete a Scandinavian Plus extra challenge by reading a Danish, and also a Finnish book.