Scandinavian literature: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic

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.

Dansk Elektronisk Blindebibliotek
A large collection of ASCII texts.

Authors *

Anderson, Hans Christian

Hans Christian Anderson

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

Peter Høeg

Peter Hoeg. Wikipedia

A Page in the Life: Peter Hoeg. Telegraph


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

Eino Leino
Project Gutenberg etexts.

Sillanpää, Frans Eemil

Frans Eemil Sillanpaa

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
The collection in its entirety consists of approximately 3000 manuscript items, of which 1400 are in Copenhagen. The collection is named after its founder, the Icelandic philologist and historian Árni Magnússon (Latinised as Arnas Magnæus, in Danish Arne Magnusson). Shortly before his death in 1730 he bequeathed his collection of manuscripts and printed books as well as his fortune to the University of Copenhagen, where he was professor of Danish antiquities.

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

Vagant is a quarterly literary journal, also covering art, film, ideas and contemporary debate, with a frequently updated online edition.

Norwegian writers *

Hamsun, Knut

Knut Hamsun
Nobel Prize Archive

Knut Hamsun website in German.

Knut Hamsun. Wikipedia

The Knut Hamsun Centre

Online books by Knut Hamsun.

Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne


Bjørnstjerne Bjornson

Ibsen, Henrik

Henrik Ibsen
Introduction, plays in etext.

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

Henrik Ibsen. Wikipedia

Henrik Ibsen. Project Gutenberg

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.

Karl Ove Knausgaard Has “Basically No Idea” What Social Media Is

Paris Review – Writing My Struggle: An Exchange

Karl Ove Knausgaard. The New Yorker

What I’ve Learned: Karl Ove Knausgaard. Esquire

Obstfelder, Sigbjørn

Sigbjørn 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.

Stig Dagerman. Wikipedia entry.

Jansson, Tove

Tove Jansson. The Guardian

Tove Jansson. Wikipedia

Tove Jansson. Moomin 

Tove Jansson website.

Larsson, Stieg

Stieg Larsson. Wikipedia

Stieg Larsson website.

Stieg Larsson. Articles in The Guardian

Södergran, Edith

Edith Sodergran; texts at Project Runeberg.

Lindgren, Astrid

Astrid Lindgren. Wikipedia

Astrid Lindgrens Näs

Strindberg, August

August Strindberg
Project Runeberg etexts.

Plays by August Strindberg. Archive

Plays by Strindberg. Texts at Project Gutenberg.

Strindberg Museum. Strindbergsmuseet

August Strindberg. Wikipedia

Ibsen and Strindberg – necessary opposites. The Guardian

Swedenborg, Emanuel

Emanuel Swedenborg. Wikipedia

Transtrormer, Tomas

Tomas Tranströmer. The Guardian

Tomas Tranströmer. Guardian article.

Tomas Tranströmer. Nobel Prize Archive

Tomas Tranströmer. Wikipedia entry.

Tomas Tranströmer. Poems at