Tag Archives: Orenda Books

The Exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto

‘Many times during the course of his life he had wondered what was ultimately true and what was false. What was reality and what merely illusion, and how much of it was nothing but a web of words and thoughts in our own brains, a tapestry of our own making.’ (The Exiled, p.177) Our protagonist […]

Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

‘There had been no preconceptions about Iceland in her mind; the only things about which she had been certain were that it would be cold, probably snowy, and it might be dark’ Blackout, Chapter 13, Ragnar Jonasson We have been following author Ragnar Jonasson‘s writing career with interest as his books are translated from Icelandic […]

*Giveaway* Where Roses Never Die – An addiction to crime fiction 

Are you the kind of reader who gets addicted to a series of books?  I was addicted to Ian Rankin’s Rebus books.  I so looked forward to the next book coming out, wondered what music Rebus would be listening to,  where his work would take him, if he had changed his SAAB, how much he […]

Newcastle Noir – Friends in the North

  This year at NewcastleNoir2016 there was a good dose of Nordic Noir on offer and the panels with Nordic elements were really well attended.  Iceland, Finland and Norway were represented by a great mix of authors.  It was interesting to hear Nordic Noir mentioned in other panels such as the Brit Noir panel and also […]

Stop Press! TV rights for Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland Series sold to UK production company

Nordic Noir just received this press release. Hopefully we will see more of Iceland on our TV screens: Orenda Books is delighted to announce that On the Corner, the UK production company responsible for the Academy Award-winning Amy, has acquired the TV rights for Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series. The deal was negotiated by Luke […]