Category Archives: Nordic SFT month

Norwegian SFT: Knut Faldbakken

  Twilight Country (Twilight Country #1), translated by Joan Tate (Dufour Editions, 1993). “A dark, end-of-the-millennium vision permeates this novel by Norwegian author Faldbakken. Fleeing from the collapsing economic, social and legal systems of Sweetwater, a dystopian city in an unnamed country, former architect Allan Ung takes his teenage wife, Lisa, and their four-year-old son,

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Norwegian SFT: Gunnhild Øyehaug

  Gunnhild Øyehaug is an award-winning Norwegian poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She was co-editor of the literary journal Vagant and Kraftsentrum and currently teaches creative writing. Profile in The New Yorker         NOVEL Knots: Stories, translated by Kari Dickson (FSG, 2017). “First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s

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Icelandic SFT: Bragi, Magnason, Vilhjálmsson

  The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi, translated by Lorenzo Garcia (Macmillan UK, 2016). “The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi is set against the backdrop of Iceland’s volcanic hinterlands, four thirty-somethings from Reykjavík embark on an ambitious camping trip, their jeep packed with supplies. The purpose of the trip is to heal both professional and

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Icelandic SFT: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

  I Remember You: A Ghost Story, translated by Philip Roughton (Minotaur Books, 2012). “In this terrifying tale, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house in a remote, totally isolated location. But they soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a nearby town,

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