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This exquisite anthology collects together the very best fiction from across the Nordic region. Travelling from cosmopolitan Stockholm to the remote Faroe Islands, and from Denmark to Greenland, this unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations.
Selected and introduced by Sjon, The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat includes both notable authors and exciting new discoveries. As well as an essential selection of the best contemporary storytelling from the Nordic countries, it's also a fascinating portrait of contemporary life across the region. The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's evening.
"What this anthology does so brilliantly is to bring the Nordic region to life in a way that deepens and distinguishes it from the clichés most people will know." - Guardian
"A fascinating look into other lives, other traditions and other ways of storytelling." - Red
"Impressively broad... Thanks to such a rich chorus of voices, you will come away from this collection with a host of new perspectives." - The National
"There's a real variety here. It's hard not to get chills, raise smiles and be surprised by the talent on offer. Consider it a teaser trailer for some of your new favourite authors." - Hits the Fan (blog)
"This is a remarkable collection. The editors show both the vigour and variety of the short story form in the North and how, perhaps surprisingly, the sharp air of those high latitudes breathes through them all." -- New Statesman