Where Norwegian Crime Fiction and Reality Collide at Scandinavia House

Tonight at 7 PM, Scandinavia House hosts Norwegian crime novelists Kjell Ola Dahl (THE FOURTH MAN, THE MAN IN THE WINDOW, THE LAST FIX) and Anne Holt (WHAT IS MINE, WHAT NEVER HAPPENS) as well as Police Counselor Odd Malme Barner as they discuss “Where Reality and Fiction Collide” as moderated by me. Here’s how it’s being advertised all over the city:

Despite the fact that the Global Peace Index ranked Norway as the third

most peaceful country in the world and the homicide rates in Norway are

among the lowest on the planet, more people are murdered every year in

the pages of Norwegian crime novels than are murdered in Norway itself.

A panel comprised of Norwegian crime authors Kjell Ola Dahl and Anne

Holt, along with Norwegian Police Counselor, Odd Malme Berner and

moderator Sarah Weinman, will discuss the rise of Norwegian crime


Sweden has been getting quite a bit of attention in the crime world (thank Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson) but Norway, of course, is no slouch, and no doubt we’ll be discussing the country’s recent invasion, as well as the similarities and differences to real-life crime rates. Look forward to seeing any and all who attends tonight!