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IKEA… behind Scandinavian crime writers’ success?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

In the Metro this morning there was an article on Scandinavian crime writers noting how interest in this particular area of crime is far from losing momentum.

But did you know that there is a direct correlation between the increasing popularity of Scandinavian crime and DIY giant IKEA? According to author Matt Benyon Rees (whose books remind me of our own John Kilgallon) this is most certainly the case and it all has to do with having attractive and comfortable writing rooms. Read more on his theory here…
Creative souls writers may be but this does not mean their work spaces should be mayhem. So, if you’re looking for storage for your research material, foreign editions, contracts, rewrites and notes on new ideas, look no further than the bookcase/storage department in IKEA.

It obviously works for Jo Nesbo and Henning Mankel

Lara Crisp, Managing Editor

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