The Nordic Noir in Translation Database 2000–2020

SND-ID: 2024-410.


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Berglund - Uppsala University, Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen orcid

Jesper Gulddal - University of Newcastle orcid

Stewart King - Monash University orcid

Research principal

Uppsala University rorId


This dataset contains bibliographic records of (in theory) all translations of Nordic crime fiction for adults, written in any of the five main Nordic languages (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish) and published in translation during the period 2000–2020. The dataset is delimited to include only first edition translations published in print book form.

The dataset was originally published in DiVA and moved to SND in 2024.

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Research area

General literary studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Berglund, K., Gulddal, J., & King, S. (2024). On top of the world : Mapping the Nordic crime fiction boom based on translation data. In Translation Studies.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-526618

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