A macabre Swedish export has gained popularity over the last few years: crime fiction. It is a phenomenon the whole world is talking about.
That did not stop Nesser from sharing his views by email, on what makes writers from his small nation of 10 million dabble with such gruesome enthusiasm in this literary genre. “It’s because we have so many readers,” he says simply. He attributes the worldwide interest to market hype generated since the 1990s, when “the Germans started to love us”.
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