From lagom to fika and Nordic noir to gravlax, Sweden’s culture is a smorgasbord to be savoured. Its legendary crime-writing offerings are underpinned by authors like Henning Mankell, Liza Marklund and Fredrik Backman, while its famed cultural attitude of living a lagom life, meaning just the right amount, is now practised widely across the globe. Here's a collection of books to give you a taste of Swedish life.
The last novel from international crime bestseller Henning Mankell. A brilliant and moving mystery set in the Swedish archipelago.
Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown.
The UK launch of the new bestseller by the Thriller Queen who gets all other crime writers excited
The bestselling author of The Little Paris Kitchen shares over 100 joyful, seasonal recipes from her new Swedish kitchen.
This beautiful little book from the Moomins is the perfect way to say 'I love you!'.
Lagom: balance, harmony, beauty and sufficiency
A dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream and the price required to make it come true. From international bestseller Fredrik Backman.
Luminous, surreal, and suffused with a meditative calm, the selected poems of the Nobel Prize-winning poet who defined late-20th century Scandinavian verse.
Scandinavia's best-loved children's classic from the first female writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.