41.2. Nordic Noir: The World’s Best Thrillers?

Saturday, June 3 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • International
  • Mystery, Crime & Thrillers

Hans Olav Lahlum, Thomas Rydahl, Erik Axl Sund, and Vidar Sundstol, moderated by Mal Warwick

Perhaps it’s those long, harsh winters or the literary tradition of violent sagas. Whatever the reason, Northern Europe has become a hot bed for bone-chilling thrillers. How do they do it? Does their own writing give them nightmares? Come hear Nordic masters Thomas Rydahl (Denmark), Hans Olav Lahlum (Norway), Vidar Sundstol (Norway) and Erik Axl Sund (a pseudonym for two writers from Sweden, both of whom join us today) as they illuminate what makes a thriller thrilling, and how these writers survive the experience.

Magnes Collection

Book signing information: David Brower Center Gallery

the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, the Royal Danish Embassy, the Norway House Foundation, and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad