Bjørg Vik Obituary

Norwegian author and playwright Bjørg Vik, who was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize three times, passed away on Sunday evening at 82 years of age. Bjørg Vik began her career as a journalist for Porsgrunns Dagblad (1956-1960), and made her literary debut in 1963 with the short story collection Søndag ettermiddag (Sunday Afternoon). Her work often reflected upon the ties that bound women to traditional gender roles through the 60s and 70s, and she went on to co-found the feminist

Johannes Brost Obituary

SVT reports that Swedish actor Johannes Brost has died of cancer at 71 years of age. His family said: "With deep sadness, we announce that actor Johannes Brost has left us. Surrounded by family, he fell asleep at Skåne University Hospital in Lund on January 4, 2018 after a period of illness... He fought hard and for a long time, but was unable to beat the cancer." Johannes Brost is best known as bartender Joker in the soap opera Rederiet, where he

Dragon Tattoo Star Michael Nyqvist Has Died Aged 56

Michael Nyqvist, star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 56. A representative released a statement which read: "It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer." "Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma

The Sad Passing Of Henning Mankell

The Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell died in his sleep early this morning in Gothenburg. He was 67 years old. He revealed that he was suffering from cancer in a newspaper column last year and described the experience in the book "Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being." A spokesperson at Mankell's UK publisher Harvill Secker said: “Beloved by readers across the world, especially for his Kurt Wallander series, it was a privilege to have worked with a