Masterpieces in Scandinavian Literature, 1950 - present

Adapted from A Brief History of Scandinavian Literature by Piero Scaruffi. Sorted by authors' year of birth.

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Arne Johnsson (Sweden, 1950): Foervandlingar I (1985)
Cecilie Loveid (Norway, 1951): Barock Friise (1991)
Cecilie Loveid (Norway, 1951): Makespisere/ Seagull Eaters (1984)
Cecilie Loveid (Norway, 1951): Maria Q (1994)
Cecilie Loveid (Norway, 1951): Osterrike/ Austria (1998)
Marianne Fastvold (Norway, 1951): Tristan Kommer/ Tristan is Coming (1998)
Tor-Age Bringsværd (Norway, 1951): Barndommens Mane/ Childhood's Moon (1985)
Ragnar Hovland (Norway, 1952): Ein Motorsykkel i Natta/ A Motorbike in the Night (1992)
Jostein Gaarder (Norway, 1952): Kabalmysteriet/ The Solitaire Mystery (1990)
Jostein Gaarder (Norway, 1952): Sofies Verden/ Sophie's World (1991)
Jostein Gaarder (Norway, 1952): I et Speil i en Gate/ Through a Glass Darkly (1993)
Jostein Gaarder (Norway, 1952): Vita Brevis (1996)
Pia Tafdrup (Denmark, 1952): Dronningeporten (1998)
Pia Tafdrup (Denmark, 1952): Over Vandet Gar Jeg/ Over the Water I Walk (1991)
Ketil Bjornstad (Norway, 1952): Nade (1998)
Lars-Saabye Christensen (Norway, 1953): Beatles (1984)
Lars-Saabye Christensen (Norway, 1953): Herman (1988)
Lars-Saabye Christensen (Norway, 1953): Bly (1990)
Lars-Saabye Christensen (Norway, 1953): Halvbroren/ The Half Brother - Book review (2001)
Lars-Saabye Christensen (Norway, 1953): Modellen/The Model (2005)
Katarina Frostenson (Sweden, 1953): Rena Land/ Pure Land (1980)
Katarina Frostenson (Sweden, 1953): Tankarna (1994)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Speil/ Mirror (1982)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Homo Falsus (1984)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Det Store Eventyret/ The Great Adventure (1987)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Forforeren/ Seducer - Book review)(1993)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Erobreren/ Conqueror (1996)
Jan Kjaerstad (Norway, 1953): Oppdageren/ The Discoverer (1999)
Kjell Askildsen (Norway, 1953): Et Stort Ode Landskap/ A Big Deserted Landscape (1991)
Roy Jacobsen (Norway, 1954): Det Nye Vannet (1987)
Einar-Mar Gudmundsson (Iceland, 1954): Englar Alheimsins/ Angels of the Universe (1993)
Einar-Mar Gudmundsson (Iceland, 1954): Fotspor A Himnum/ Footprints on the Heavens (1997)
Hans-Otto Jorgensen (Denmark, 1954): Tarnet/ The Tower (1989)
Peter Kihlgard (Sweden, 1954): Anvisningar Till en Far/ Instructions for a Father (1996)
Karin Fossum (Norway, 1954): Se Deg Ikke Tilbake/ Don't Look Back (1996)
Torgeir Schjerven (Norway, 1954): Omvei til Venus/ Diversion to Venus (1994)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Den krossade tanghästen / Detective Inspector Huss (1998)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Nattrond (1999)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Tatuerad torso / The Torso - Book review (1999)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Kallt mord (2002)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Glasdjävulen / The Glass Devil - Book review (2002)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Guldkalven (2004)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Eldsdansen (2005)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): En man med litet ansikte (2007)
Helene Tursten (Sweden, 1954): Det lömska nätet (2008)
Stig Larsson (Sweden, 1955): Autisterna/ The Autistics (1979)
Ann Jaederlund (Sweden, 1955): Vimpelstaden (1985)
Jens-Martin Eriksen (Denmark, 1955): Vinter Ved Daggry/ Winter im Morgengrauen (1997)
Bo-Green Jensen (Denmark, 1955): Requiem & Messe (1981)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Den siste revejakta (1983)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Den mekaniske kvinnen (1990)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Utsikt Til Paradiset / Elling (1993)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Fugledansen (1995)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Brødre i blodet / Beyond the Great Indoors (1996)
Ingvar Ambjornsen (Norway, 1956): Elsk meg i morgen (1999)
Soren-Ulrik Thomsen (Denmark, 1956): Mit Lys Braender/ My Candle Burns' (1985)
Inger Edelfeldt (Sweden, 1956): Det Hemliga Namnet/ The Secret Name (1999)
Soren-Ulrik Thomsen (Denmark, 1956): En Dans Pa Gloser/ Reflections on the Process (1996)
Lisbet Hiide (Norway, 1956): Alices Saeregne Opplevelse av Natt/ Alice's Strange Experience of Night (1985)
Peter Hoeg (Denmark, 1957): Froken Smillas Fornemmelse for Sne/ Smilla's Sense of Snow (1992)
Peter Hoeg (Denmark, 1957): De Maske Egnede/ Borderliners (1993)
Michael Strunge (Denmark, 1958): Billedpistolen (1985)
Birgitta Lill-pers (Sweden, 1958): Gloemde Vael Inte Ljusets Element Naer du Raeknade (2004)
Mikael Niemi (Sweden, 1959): Populaermusik Fran Vittula (2000)
Juliane Preisler (Denmark, 1959): Dyr/ Animals (1992)
Jens Christian Grondahl (Denmark, 1959): Rejsens Bevaegelser/ The Movement of the Journey (1988)
Goeran Greider (Sweden, 1959): Naer Fabrikerna Tystnar/ When the Factories Fall Silent (1995)
Jon Fosse (Norway, 1959): Bly Og Vatn/ Lead and Water (1992)
Jon Fosse (Norway, 1959): Melancholia I (1995)
Jon Fosse (Norway, 1959): Melancholia II (1996)
Vigdis Hjorth (Norway, 1959): Fransk Apning/ French Opening (1992)
Laila-Ingrid Rasmussen (Denmark, 1960): Betingelser for Liv/ Conditions for Life (1997)
Aris Fioretos (Sweden, 1960): Stockholm Noir (2000)
Aris Fioretos (Sweden, 1960): Sanningen om Sasha Knisch/ The Truth about Sasha Knisch (2002)
Magnus William-Olsson (Sweden, 1960): O' (1987)
Kjell Westoe (Finland, 1961): Vaedan av Att Vara Skrake/ The Curse of Being Skrake (2000)
Torbjoern Flygt (Sweden, 1962): Underdog (2003)
Sigurjon-Birgir Sjon Sigurdsson (Iceland, 1962): Skugga-Baldur (2005)
Carina Rydberg (Sweden, 1962): Den Hoegsta Kasten/ The Highest Caste (1997)
Gro Dahle (Norway, 1962): Audiens/ Audience (1987)
Magnus Dahlstroem (Sweden, 1963): Fyr (1987)
Morten-Boeslund Morti Vizki Poulsen (Denmark, 1963): Det Sidste Rum (1993)
Morten-Boeslund Morti Vizki Poulsen (Denmark, 1963): Kains Maerke/ Mark of Cain (1995)
Ævar Örn Josepsson (Iceland, 1963): Sá yðar sem syndlaus er (2006).
Ævar Örn Josepsson (Iceland, 1963): Blóðberg (2005).
Ævar Örn Josepsson (Iceland, 1963): Svartir englar; (2003).
Jan Sonnergaard (Denmark, 1963): Radiator (1997)
Erik-Fosnes Hansen (Norway, 1965): Salme Ved Reisens Slutt/ Psalm at Journey's End (1990)
Erik-Fosnes Hansen (Norway, 1965): Beretninger om Beskyttelse (1998)
Nikolaj Frobenius (Norway, 1965): Latours Katalog (1995)
Katrine-Marie Guldager (Denmark, 1966): Styrt (1995)
Alexander Ahndoril (Sweden, 1967): Den Aekta Kvinnan (1989)
Lene Henningsen (Denmark, 1967): Jeg Siger Dig (1991)
Cathrine Grondahl (Norway, 1969): Riv Ruskende Rytmer/ Crazy Rhythms (1994) {p]
Kim Johannessen (Denmark, 1969): Stumper & Stykker/ Bits and Pieces (1997)
Hanne Orstavik (Norway, 1969): Kjaerlighet/ Love (1997)
Erlend Loe (Norway, 1969): Naiv Super (1996)
Erlend Loe (Norway, 1969): L (1999)
Asne Seierstad (Norway, 1970): Bokhandleren i Kabul (2002) [h]
Tore Renberg (Norway, 1972): Matriarkat (1996)
Bertrand Besigye (Uganda/Norway, 1972): Og Du Dor Sa Langsomt at Du Tror Du Lever/ And you Die so Slowly That you Think You Are Alive (1993)
Alejandro-Leiva Wenger (Chile, 1976): Till Var Aera/ In Our Honour (2001)
Jonas-Hassen Khemiri (Sweden, 1978): Ett Oega Roett/ One Eye Red (2003)

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