Anne Holt's recommendations
Anne recommends these two other Norwegian Crime fiction writers to try out:Jo's website
The 'Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction' is not Steig Larsson's Lisbeth Salander, as you might expect, but, according to her publicity, Norwegian best-selling author Anne Holt. On Monday's Book Café one of Scotland's own experts in the genre, Karen Campbell, will be reviewing Anne's latest novel, 1222. We'll also be asking Anne herself how Norwegian crime writing shapes up alongside the Swedish version.
How to Read Poetry - we'll be revealing how to tackle the form which seems to baffle and delight newcomers in equal measure.
Before Monday evening's 2010 Saltire Society Literary Awards ceremony Margaret Macauley will be in the studio to tell us about her book, The Prisoner of St Kilda, which has been shortlisted for the First Book of the Year Award. It's the story of Lady Grange, a prominent member of Edinburgh society who was kidnapped and taken to a remote Scottish island on the orders of her estranged aristocratic husband- and was held prisoner for thirteen years until her death. We'll be finding out why.
As the weather gets colder, Granta magazine is focussing on the hot new writers from Spanish-speaking countries. Chris Dolan has read the latest issue for us and will be giving his tips of the names to look out for - and we might even talk him into predicting whether the new Mario Vargas Llosa is among them.
Produced by Serena Field.