The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat
Sjon, Ted Hodgkinson
This exquisite anthology collects together the very best fiction from across the Nordic region. Travelling from cosmopolitan Stockholm to the remote Faroe Islands, and from Denmark to Greenland, this unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations.
Selected and introduced by Sjon, The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat includes both notable authors and exciting new discoveries. As well as an essential selection of the best contemporary storytelling from the Nordic countries, it’s also a fascinating portrait of contemporary life across the region. The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s evening.
Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark), Per Olov Enquist (Sweden), Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Linda Bostroem Knausgard (Sweden), Madame Nielsen (Denmark), Rosa Liksom (Finland), Johan Bargum (Finland), Kristin Omarsdottir (Iceland), Kjell Askildsen (Norway), Ulla-Lena Lundberg (Finland/Sweden), Hassan Blasim (Finland), Sorine Steenholdt (Greenland, Gudbergur Bergsson (Iceland), Solrun Michelsen (Faroe Islands), Frode Grytten (Norway), Carl Johan Jensen (Faroe Islands), Niviaq Korneliussen (Greenland)
Sjon is the trickster that makes the world, and he is achingly brilliant -- Junot Diaz Sjon is an extraordinary and original writer -- A. S. Byatt
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