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It took nine years for creators Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and Gjermund Eriksen to bring Mammon to the small screen. (NRK)

We travel beyong the fjords and ice capped mountains to meet Gunnar Staalesen, part of the first wave of Norwegian crime writers; Jermund Eriksen, writer of the Norwegian hit TV program Mammon and Frode Sander Øien (aka writer Samuel Bjork ) who explains the dark forces beneath the picture perfect Norwegian landscape. 

Johan Gabrielsson
Presented by
Johan Gabrielsson
Published on
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 17:49
21 min 5 sec

Gunnar Staalesen  has written over twenty crime and other genre novels since publishing his first in 1969. Staalesen has been described as Norway’s 'Raymond Chandler'. His best-known character is Detective Varg Veum 

Gjermund Eriksen is the co-writer behind the Norwegian TV hit series Mammon.  According to Eriksen, Mammon was inspired by the suicide of the Norwegian Health Minister, Tore Tønne in 2002

Frode Sander Øien is a musician, playwright, artist and crime writer.  His non de plume is Samuel Bjork and his writing has been compared to that of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

This episode's featured book readings are of Where The Roses Never Die  by Gunnar Staalesen (Orenda Books  2016). and Frode Sander Øien's The Owl Always Hunts at Night (Munch and Krüger). The readers are Achilles Yiangouli and Frank Mathissen.


Producer: Johan Gabrielsson

Sound Engineer: Vlad Ladgman