Hmm, as Maratse might say.
Going behind the scenes for chapter 7 of Seven Graves, One Winter is tricky as I don’t want to reveal too much plot. So, instead of revealing too much (I fear this could be a recurring problem) how about a link instead?
While I make up a lot of things for my stories, I use references to some places, organisations, things, and even a few people fictitiously, just like most authors do. Sermitsiaq AG is the name of one of two national newspapers in Greenland. I mention it in this chapter, and my characters – especially the politicians – take note of the articles in the paper, and even more so when they feature in them.
Sermitsiaq is named after the mountain of the same name, and was published for the first time on May 21, 1958.
Am I using wikipedia? You betcha! And you can read the English page here.
There’s not much more to say, other than to mention that readers interested in daily life in Greenland will definitely find Sermitsiaq of interest, although the language might challenge you as it is in Greenlandic and Danish only. As an aside, it has a great job section. 😉
And, incidentally, the above cover image is from my last month in Greenland – July, 2013.
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