NN at Bloody Scotland: Some notes on the Arne Dahl session

Arne Dahl speaks about his books and writing

Nordic Noir

The auditorium was filled with a lively buzz of expectation which was not disappointed.   Guttridge’s skilful interviewing produced a session to remember, and Dahl wooed the audience by expressing a love of Scotland and mention of a whisky trip.

Discussing the first book he wrote, he talked about how he came to choose to write about a serial killer, using an American in the role.  He explained how the how changes in Swedish culture have moved towards an Americanisation of the country.

He reflected on how an isolated country with certain well respected social values, and an effective welfare state, changed to the country with the fastest growing gulf between rich and poor.   Sweden had imagined itself to be a little apart from the rest.  (To the outside, indeed, it did seem at times that they were the moral conscience of the world.)

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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  1. Thank you so much for reblogging this and giving me a new blog to follow! Great stuff!

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