Lectures & Literary past

Nordic Book Club Leona, The Die is Cast by Jenny Rogneby

Photo by Linda Haglund. Book jacket courtesy of Other Press.

TUEJanuary 30—6-7 PM

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best Nordic literary voices. Discussions typically take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House and online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.


This month we’re reading Leona, The Die is Cast by Jenny Rogneby. A former international Swedish pop star, Jenny Rogneby was a criminal investigator for the Stockholm City Police Department for several years. Investigating thefts, robberies and murder, Rogneby used her real-life experience to craft the bone-chilling, best-selling Scandinavian thriller: Leona: The Die is Cast (Other Press, August 2017), a gripping novel about one woman’s choice to eschew her dark past through any means possible. The first in a three-part series, Leona is a psychological exploration into vice, trauma, and police corruption.