NTN: The five best debuts of 2015

New Talent November has had its highlights for sure. We met the women authors to watch for in 2016, and some of America’s hottest new crime…

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Snowblind

Our thirst for Scandinavian gloom, death and despair remains unquenched. Ragnar Jónasson takes us to the bleak and suitably isolated town of Siglufjörđur, about as…

Snowblind

Written by Ragnar Jónasson, translated by Quentin Bates — What expectations do you find yourself harbouring when you pick up a Scandinavian crime novel? Nordic…

Interview: Ragnar Jonasson

There has been quite a buzz building up about the young Icelandic author Ragnar Jonasson. The first of his novels to be translated into English, Snowblind, landed…

Interview: Quentin Bates

Quentin Bates moved to Iceland at the end of the 1970s for a gap year which turned into a gap decade, merrily acquiring a new…