Scandinavian literature

Scandinavian literature, a list of websites
Danish literature, Swedish literature, Norwegian literature, Icelandic literature


Danish Literature Info
The Literature Centre in the Danish Arts Agency’s website. Here you can find information on Danish literature and Danish authors. You can also find information on Danish support schemes for international literary projects, which the Literature Centre administers.

Danish novelists,
a web list from Wikipedia.

Danish poets,
a web list from Wikipedia.

Danish writers,
a web list from Wikipedia.

The Danish Writers Association. Dansk Forfatterforening

Arkiv for Dansk Litteratur 
Danish authors from the Middle Ages to the 1930s.

Dansk Nationallitterært Arkiv

Project Runeberg publishes freely available electronic versions of Nordic books.

Large collection of manuscript facsimiles from all ages of Danish literature.

Danske Kulturtidsskrifter 1917-45 
Selected 20th century literary journals from Det Kongelige Bibliotek.

Dansk Elektronisk Blindebibliotek
A large collection of ASCII texts.

Authors *

Anderson, Hans Christian

Andersen, Hans Christian. 

The Hans Christian Andersen Center
Andersen’s stories in Danish and English.

The Hans Christian Andersen Museum
A large digital collection of Hans Christian Andersen papercuts, drawings and portraits.

Andersen’s Fairy Tales
An audio book.

Blixen, Karen

Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen). Isak Dinesen
Biography, texts, commentary, Africana, Blixen websites.

Karen Blixen


Finnish literature,
Wikipedia entry.

The Finnish Literature Society

Kalevala and Karelian culture, an information centre.

The Kalevala
A complete English translation from 1888, cross-linked to the Finnish text.

The Finnish Literature Society

Ovi Magazine

University of Helsinki Department of Finnish Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies is nationally the most extensive and diverse research and university teaching centre for Finnish and Swedish and related languages as well as for Finnish, Scandinavian and Finno-Ugrian literature.

Authors *

Leino, Eino

Leino, Eino. Eino Leino
Project Gutenberg etexts.

Sillanpää, Frans Eemil

Sillanpää, Frans Eemil.

Frans Eemil Sillanpää


Electronic Gateway for Icelandic Literature

Icelandic literature
Wikipedia entry.

Icelandic writers
Wikipedia entries.

The Poetic Edda

Eddukvæði Poetic Edda in Old Norse.

The Poetic Edda, the Bellows translation. Sacred

Critical editions of the Poetic Edda in pdf format. Septentrionalia.

Icelandic Sagas

Icelandic Saga Database 
A website with all the Icelandic sagas; with translations into English and other languages.


The Arnamagnæan manuscript collection

Codex Upsaliensis (Library of the University of Upsala)


Nordic literature and culture links.
Project Runeberg

Nordic authors:
a searchable database and alphabetical index.

Wikipedia entry on Old Norse literature.


Norwegian literature,
Wikipedia entry.

Nordic literature and culture links. 
Project Runeberg

National Library of Norway
Writers searchable database.

Nordic Council Literature Prize

Norwegian Critics’ Association

Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature winners.

Norwegian Theatre Critics Award

Wikipedia entry on Norwegian literature.

Women writers from Norway.

Writers in Norway
Writers Net

Norwegian writers *

Hamsun, Knut

Knut Hamsun
Nobel Prize Archive

Knut Hamsun Resource Page

Knut Hamsun, an introduction.

Knut Hamsun website in German.

Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne

Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne.

Bjørnstjerne Bjornson

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson
Nobel Prize Archive

Ibsen, Henrik

Henrik Ibsen
Ibsen Net

Henrik Ibsen
Introduction, plays in etext.

Henrik Ibsen
The Centre for Ibsen Studies. Center for Ibsen-studier.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove

Karl Ove Knausgård. Wikipedia entry.

Karl Ove Knausgaard.New York Times review.

Karl Ove Knausgard. Guardian review.

Karl Ove Knausgaard, an interview in The LA Times.

Obstfelder, Sigbjørn

Obstfelder, Sigbjørn. SSigbjørn Obstfelder, Wikipedia entry.

Digitized books by Obstfelder. National Norwegian Library


Swedish literature Wikipedia entry.

Ars Interpres
An online and in-print international literary journal based in Stockholm. It publishes primarily contemporary English language poetry and English translations of modern Scandinavian and European poetry.

August Literary Prize

Swedish Academy Nordic Prize

Women writers from Sweden.
The Digital Library

The Swedish Book Review
A Swedish literary blog and journal.

Swedish writers *

Poets in Sweden
A list from Wikipedia

Novelists in Sweden
A list from Wikipedia.

Backman, Fredrick

Fredrik Backman Cafe Blog

Birgitta of Sweden

Birgitta of Sweden

Birgitta of Sweden, Foundress and Devotional Writer

Dagerman, Stig

Stig Dagerman
Stig Dagerman’s official website, administered by Lo Dagerman.

Jansson, Tove

Tove Jansson

Tove (Marika) Jansson

Södergran, Edith

Edith Sodergran; texts at Project Runeberg.

Strindberg, August

August Strindberg Homepage.

August Strindberg
Project Runeberg etexts.

Strindberg Museum. Strindbergsmuseet

Swedenborg, Emanuel

Emanuel Swedenborg. Wikipedia

Transtrormer, Tomas

Tranströmer, Tomas

Tomas Tranströmer. Guardian article.

Tomas Tranströmer. Nobel Prize Archive

Tomas Tranströmer. Wikipedia entry.

Tomas Tranströmer. Poems at