Vidar Sundstøl

Vidar Sundstøl painted houses, did road construction work, and delivered the mail to keep himself afloat while trying to fulfill his dream of being a writer. His first book, ‘Commando Lines,’ was published when he was 41. He moved from Norway to Minnesota, and there wrote two more books. While in Minnesota, he devised a project about the Scandinavian communities there, and the descendants of the Norwegian and Swedish emigrants. That became his Minnesota Trilogy, the first of which won the Riverton Prize for the best Norwegian crime novel of the year. The final volume of the trilogy is the new ‘The Ravens.’ Sundstøl is working on a completely new series, inspired by ancient Norwegian folk culture and superstition. He currently lives in Bø, in Telemark, at the center of the cultural heritage of old superstition and mystery.

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