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NTN: Lilja Sigurdardottir interviewed

Icelandic author Lilja Sigurdardottir has been on our radar since Iceland Noir 2014, when she was part of a twilight literary tour around Reykjavik and read from her work in the square outside the Icelandic parliament. At the time we hoped her books would appear…
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Snare

Written by Lilja Sigurdardottir, translated by Quentin Bates — Icelandic playwright Lilja Sigurdardottir has written four crime novels which means she’s fairly well established on the glaciated island, but this is her first English translation. She is clearly relieved in her notes at the back…
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The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason has started a new series of crime novels set during World War II, and they’re worth tuning in for, as The Shadow District proves. A young woman has been found dead behind the country’s National Theatre in Reykjavik and Icelandic detective Flovent works…
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The Shadow District

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — In his recent interview with us, the author confirms that his iconic Nordic noir creation, Detective Erlendur, remains in hiatus. Fear not though, because The Shadow District represents the beginning of a major new series from this mainstay Scandinavian…
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The Legacy

Yrsa Sigurdardottir proves her extraordinary plotting skills in this excellent police procedural, which kicks off her new Children’s House series. It begins with three siblings being separated at the children’s home back in 1987, and in the present day we begin to see what appears to…
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The Legacy

Written by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, translated by Victoria Cribb — Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir is already well known thanks to her series featuring the lawyer-turned-sleuth, Thora Gudmundsdottir. With The Legacy, the writer is striking out in a new direction with a series based around a children’s…
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New from Iceland: TV crime show Case

UK fans of Nordic noir TV programmes are receiving special treatment from Walter Presents this January. Hot on the heels of the Norwegian crime drama Acquitted, Channel 4’s overseas crime curator is to bring us Case, an Icelandic programme that is winning wide acclaim. Already…
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