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Magma

by Thora Hjorleifsdottir & Meg Matich

A compulsive, propulsive debut about a young woman’s haunting experience of love, abuse, and sex in an era of pornification by one of Iceland’s most provocative writers.

20-year old Lilja is in love. As a...


Miss Iceland

by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

The extraordinary new novel from Nordic Council Literature Prize-winning Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household...


The Endless Summer

by Madame Nielsen & Gaye Kynoch

"The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year." —Sjón

A passionate love story about a Danish woman and a much younger Portuguese artist, The Endless Summer confronts ideas of time,...


Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller

by Guðberger Bergsson & Lytton Smith

“Guðbergur Bergsson achieved success with his novel Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller, which shocked Icelandic readers in innumerable ways, lashing out as it does at the Icelandic society of the post-war years for...


Of Darkness

by Josefine Klougart & Martin Aitken

"Klougart has an unusual ability to create phrases, images and a language that you long to stay in and remember forever."—Dagens Nyheter

"One can speak of unbearable beauty, but one can also speak of a linguistic...


The Looking-Glass Sisters

by Gøhril Gabrielsen & John Irons

A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.<br><br>Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom...


White Hunger

by Aki Ollikainen

What does it take to survive? This is the question posed by the extraordinary Finnish novella that has taken the Nordic literary scene by storm.

1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer’s...


The Blue Room

by Hanne Ørstavik & Deborah Dawkin

A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine.

Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready...


Mr Darwin's Gardener

by Kristina Carlson & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

<p>A postmodern Victorian novel about faith, knowledge and our inner needs.</p><p><br></p><p>The late 1870s, the Kentish village of Downe. The villagers gather in church one...


Self-Control

by Stig Saeterbakken & Seán Kinsella

The second volume in Stig Saeterbakken's loosely connected "S Trilogy" Self-Control moves from the dark portrait of codependent marriage featured in the acclaimed Siamese to a world of solitary loneliness and...


The Brothers

by Asko Sahlberg & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

A Shakespearean drama from icy Finland.

Finland, 1809. Henrik and Erik are brothers who fought on opposite sides in the war between Sweden and Russia. With peace declared, they both return to their snowed-in...