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A TOAST TO ICELAND – Jónas Hallgrímsson

The style of the times He was one of the founding fathers of Romanticism in Iceland, and the theme in his poems was the description of the Icelandic landscape. Jónas Hallgrímsson was one of the greatest exponents of the poetic romanticism of Iceland. Third of four brothers, he was born on the Hraun farm (near Öxnadalur), in 1807. His family ...

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WORLD WITHOUT END – Romance by Ken Follett

His novels express his political ideas KEN FOLLETT https://ken-follett.com/en/ was born in Cardiff in 1949. In 1967 he started his philosophy studies at University College London. He began writing novels as a hobby, but with the publication of “The Eye of the Needle”, a thriller set during World War II became successful in 1978. He is a great admirer of ...

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WHAT IS MAN? – Poem by Waldo Williams, one of the finest poets Wales has ever produced

Clear days in the Preseli Hills Waldo Williams, born in 1904, is said to had been a teacher, passionate and enthusiastic, who used wooden silhouette cutouts of farm animals, with their “Welsh” name painted on one side. He was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the 20th century. His father was a schoolteacher, who spoke Welsh as his ...

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BAD INTENTIONS – Novel by Karin Fossum

Compassionate meditations on crime For a time she worked in hospitals and nursing homes, also assisting drug addicts with rehabilitation. She is the author of the Inspector Konrad Sejer series of crime novels (which have been translated many languages). The Inspector Konrad Sejer, her creationis, is not typical of Scandinavian detective figures. He is a mild-mannered widower who never loses ...

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DROPS IN THE EAST WIND – Olav Håkonson Hauge

A profound and branched life, like his fjord His first poems were published in 1946. He lived his whole life there, where he was born, working as a gardener in his own orchard. As he advised the librarian in choosing the books, as a child he cultivated his passion for reading, attending the library of the native village. Olav Håkonson ...

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MEN WHO HATE WOMEN – Part of Millenium Trillogy, written by Stieg Larsson

Writing Millenium novels Stieg Larsson was Swedish writer and activist, whose posthumously published Millenium series of crime novels brought him international acclaim. He was the second best-selling author in the world for 2008, behind Khaled Hosseini. He was born August 1954 in Skelleftehamn. He started writing his stories and at the age of 12 he completed his first attempt to ...

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I WANT YOU TO COME NOW – Kristina Lugn

The themes of loneliness, smiling In Swedish her surname also means “calm” (a double meaning she often plays with humor). Appreciated by the Swedish audience, she touches subjects of loneliness with cynicism and black humour. After finishing her academic education, she has devoted her time to poetry. Born in Tierp (Uppland) in 1948, KRISTINA LUGN is a poet and dramatist. ...

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THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON – Novel by Kate Morton

Gothic elements with mystery elements Her novels have been published in 31 states. She is very attracted to contemporary novels combining Gothic elements with mystery elements. Born in Queensland (South Australia) in 1976, KATE MORTON is an bestselling Australian writer of novels (A Faraway Madness, The Garden of Secrets). Her familly moved many times until they settled on Tamborine Mountain, ...

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ALL THINGS CONSPIRE – Judith Wright

The poet of Mount Tamborine She was the second Australian woman, who received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her first book of poetry “The Moving Image” was published in 1946. JUDITH WRIGHT was born in Armidale (New South Wales), spent her youth in Brisbane and Sydney, becoming extremely interested in Aboriginal reality. She has written numerous poems and letters ...

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WINTER IN THE BLOOD – Novel by James Welch

“The country had created a distance as deep as it was empty, and the people accepted and treated each other with distance.” He has described himself as both: an “Indian writer” and “an Indian, who writes.” James Welch was born in Browning (Montana). His father, rancher was a member of Blackfeet tribe and his mother from a Gros-Ventre tribe. He ...

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