9 episodes

In a series of conversations with novelists, screen writers, critics and thinkers, Noir Hear This delves deep into the Scandinavian psyche to uncover why Nordic Noir has become a global phenomenon.
In each episode, host Johan Gabrielsson visits a different Scandinavian location to reveal what lies beneath this successful crime genre.

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In a series of conversations with novelists, screen writers, critics and thinkers, Noir Hear This delves deep into the Scandinavian psyche to uncover why Nordic Noir has become a global phenomenon.
In each episode, host Johan Gabrielsson visits a different Scandinavian location to reveal what lies beneath this successful crime genre.

    Episode 8: Stieg Larsson Redux

    Episode 8: Stieg Larsson Redux

    Stieg Larsson was one of the biggest selling Nordic Noir writers with his Millennium series  -The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. So what happened when Larson died?

    • 21 min
    Episode7: Finnish Punk and Bordertown

    Episode7: Finnish Punk and Bordertown

    Bordertown is one the most successful Finnish crime TV series to date. It’s set on the sensitive border between Finland and Russia. We meet its creator Miikko Oikkonen. Antti Tuomainen is part of the new wave of Finnish Nordic Noir writers. His dexterity with  language and  unusual subject matters have brought him an international cult following. Kati Hiekkapelto is a singer in  the Finnish punk band  Parrakas nainen (The Bearded Woman). She lives on an isolated island in the Baltic Sea. From there she writes about Detective Fekete, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia. 

    • 21 min
    Episode 6: The Bridge

    Episode 6: The Bridge

    Returning to Sweden with Hans Rosenfeldt, the writer and creator of the Nordic Noir classic TV series The Bridge.  And best selling author, Christoffer Carlsson discusses how his work as a criminologist has influenced his writing.

    • 21 min
    Episode 5: The King and his successors

    Episode 5: The King and his successors

    Bestselling Danish novelist, Jussi Adler-Olsen reveals his formula for creating a book impossible to put down. His unusual childhood, growing up with his psychiatrist father in various mental institutions, gave him fodder for his books. 

    • 28 min
    Episode 4: Iceland and Finland join the fray

    Episode 4: Iceland and Finland join the fray

    We take the temperature on Finland and Iceland. Why does Scandinavia’s smallest country, Iceland, contain the most crime writers per capita in the world? And why does Finland have more murders than any other Nordic country?

    • 23 min
    Episode 3: Norway - beyond the picture postcard

    Episode 3: Norway - beyond the picture postcard

    We travel beyong the fjords and ice capped mountains to meet Gunnar Staalesen, part of the first wave of Norwegian crime writers; Jermund Eriksen, writer of the Norwegian hit TV program Mammon and Frode Sander Øien (aka writer Samuel Bjork ) who explains the dark forces beneath the picture perfect Norwegian landscape. 

    • 21 min

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I’ve watched many of these on TV but haven’t read many and often wonder what nuances I’m missing. This series was helpful!

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