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Recommended English books written by authors from Norway (48)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Norway for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen EN

Rating: 4 (10 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Ibsen's 1879 play shocked its first audiences with its radical insights into the social roles of husband and wife. His portrayal of the caged 'songbird' in his flawed heroine Nora remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of the late 19th century woman. This revised edition contains introductory commentary and notes by Sophie Duncan, which offer a contemporary lens on the play's gender politics and consider seminal productions of the play into the 21st century. METHUEN DRAMA STUDENT EDITIONS are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoire... continue
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A shining by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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A man starts driving without knowing where he is going. He alternates between turning right and left, and ultimately finds himself stuck at the end of a forest road. It soon grows dark and begins to snow. But instead of searching for help, he ventures, foolishly, into the dark forest. Inevitably, the man gets lost, and as he grows cold and tired, he encounters a glowing being amid the obscurity. Strange, haunting and dreamlike, A Shining is the latest work of fiction by National Book Award-finalist Jon Fosse, the Beckett of the twenty-first century" ( Le Monde ).

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Aliss at the Fire by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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A haunting exploration of love and loss by the Beckett of the twenty-first century (Le Monde).

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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
"In one of his most provocative essays, Ibsen offers a rebuke to the Victorian notion of community as well as to the blessings of democracy. His An Enemy of the People creates a situation in which one must stand alone to face the forces allied against him." "In a coastal town, a community-minded physician has promoted the development of public baths in order to attract tourists. When he discovers that the water supply for the baths is contaminated and attempts to publicize the failing and correct it, he encounters political cowards, sold-out journalists, shortsighted armchair economists, and a... continue

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Blind Goddess by Anne Holt EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Small-time drug dealer is found battered to death on the outskirts of Oslo. A young Dutchman, walking aimlessly in Oslo, covered in blood, is taken into custody but refuses to talk.

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Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
From the internationally acclaimed author comes a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s. The story of an unusually complicated contract killer - the perfectly sympathetic antihero - that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone. Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She's his boss' wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her.

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Burned by Thomas Enger EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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The internationally bestselling crime novel delivers an atmospheric blend of shock and suspense that readers across the globe can't put down. Uncovering class divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled emotions, this gritty, page-turning novel of suspense heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

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Doppler by Erlend Loe EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
A Guardian Book of the Year and Chapters/Indigo Best Book A bestseller in Scandinavia -- Doppler is the enchanting, subversive, and very unusual story about one man and his moose. This beguiling modern fable tells the story of a man who, after the death of his father, abandons his home, his family, his career, and the trappings of civilization for a makeshift tent in the woods where he adopts a moose-calf named Bongo. Or is it Bongo who adopts him? Together they devote themselves, with some surprising results, to the art of carefree living. Hilarious, touching, and poignant in equal measure --... continue

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Eva's Eye by Karin Fossum EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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Investigating the murder of a dead man who had been missing for months, Inspector Sejer and his team discover that his death is linked to the murder of a prostitute and to Eva, a struggling artist and a divorced single mother who holds to key to solving both murders. 15,000 first printing.
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Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
In this drama Ibsen has touched issues that were severely sensitive. The characters drawn in detail are deeply embedded in the plot. The themes of infidelity, illegitimate children and incest have been touched upon that were taboo topics of the time. He proved his mettle as a brilliant and bold writer as he delves into the psychology of the main characters and discusses their troubles.
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