Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Even more on Norse crime fiction

An academic pow wow at UCLA and a nice overview in "New York" mag.

Key quote: "You have to be extremely careful what you take on now, because there are some gold-diggers," says literary agent Niclas Salomonsson. "When it doesn’t come from the heart, you notice." (Another aesthetic axiom.)

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Tulkinghorn said...

People who write for the market can't be any good?

No honorable hacks?

I mostly agree with that, I guess, but it seems a bit harsh...

David Chute said...

People who value authenticity may have more finally-tuned fraud detectors? Something like that.