Danish murders abroad: Danish crime fiction is successful abroad

The Nordic crime wave has long ago made its international breakthrough. In the wake of the success of the Danish television series, The Bridge and The Killing, there has recently been an increasing interest for Danish crime fiction abroad.

Never before has so much Danish crime been sold abroad. One of the countries that have shown an increasing interest in Danish literature is England, and several Danish crime titles are due to be published in UK this year.

In an article in The Independent September 30, one could read about five of the leading Danish crime writers, Pia Juul and the two writer duos, Lene Kaaberbøl og Agnete Friis and A.J. Kazinski, the pseudonym of Anders Rønnow Klarlund and author Jacob Weinreich. The British journalist, Christian House, had visited Copenhagen earlier that month to ask the writers about the unique appeal of Nordic crime fiction.

Read the full interview here.

The journalist’s visit is funded by the Danish Arts Council’s Committee for Literature.

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