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January 30, 2011 | By Paula L. Woods, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Three Seconds A Novel Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström Translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson Silver Oak: 489 pp., $24.95 Appetites whetted by the astronomical success of Stieg Larsson's "Girl Who" series, publishers and readers alike are on the hunt for the Next Big Swedish Crime Novel. What gets glossed over in that quest is the fact that four Swedish writers ? Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Ake Edwardson and Inger Frimansson? have toiled in the field for decades and produced among them nine powerful, award-winning books.
August 30, 2012
The new pride of Sub Pop Records, Niki & the Dove, formed in Stockholm and certainly inherited that country's knack for perfect, effortless pop. But the duo's production skills make their breezy melodies stick around — they've been championed on BBC tastemaker Annie Mac's electronica show. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $13.
April 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Krister Stendahl, 86, a Swedish Lutheran bishop and theologian who served as dean of the Harvard Divinity School from 1968 to '79 and promoted interfaith relations throughout his career, died Tuesday, Harvard announced. According to the Boston Globe, he died of renal failure at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born April 21, 1921, in Stockholm, Stendahl earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Uppsala University in Sweden and was ordained in the Church of Sweden in 1944.
September 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister Boris D. Pankin promised Wednesday that he will reduce KGB staffs in embassies and investigate submarine intrusions into Swedish territory. The number of agents working abroad for the secret agency will be cut "to the lowest minimum required by our security interests," Pankin told a news conference. Swedish security police have estimated that a third of the diplomats at the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm have been linked to the KGB.
December 1, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gunnar Hellstroem, 72, an actor and filmmaker who directed episodes of "Dallas" and other American television series, died at a Stockholm hospital Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Born in Sundsvall and schooled at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, he first came to notice in 1954, when he directed and starred in the movie "Simon syndaren," or "Simon the sinner." He then earned roles in several American productions, including the 1961 drama "Return to Peyton Place."
June 8, 2003 | Susan Miller, Special to The Times
Uto, Sweden I have always been drawn to islands. The journey to reach them is half their allure, and the approach to each is different. If they have a sense of peace and solitude and aren't too taken with themselves, I am smitten. Sweden, I discovered, is an island lover's dream. Stockholm alone boasts 14 islands. But the one that claimed my heart was Uto. It's a near-perfect little isle that, among other delights, takes a pleasant while to reach.
November 3, 1985 | Merle Rubin, Rubin is a frequent contributor to The Book Review. and
Axel Borg, the brooding hero of "By the Open Sea" (1890), is a distinguished scientist. Appointed Inspector of Fisheries, his mission is to improve the lot of some rather backward islanders who have overfished the herring shallows off Stockholm's archipelago. His manifest superiority is despised by the locals who consider him haughty and effeminate. Even members of his own stratum find him eccentric. Inevitably, he becomes involved with a woman.
March 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
February 5, 2011
LEE K. HARRINGTON Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp. Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near his Hollister Ranch home while surfing off the coast of Santa Barbara County, according to the Santa Barbara County coroner. Harrington was surfing with friends at St. Augustine Beach, west of Santa Barbara, when one of them noticed he was unconscious on his surfboard, KSBY-TV in Santa Barbara reported.
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