MON—12-12-2016—7 PM, free
Swedish author Fredrik Backman joins us at Scandinavia House for an informal discussion of his work, including his New York Times best-selling novel A Man Called Ove.
A Man Called Ove is Backman’s delightfully quirky debut novel in which a grumpy, yet lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family movies in next door. A feel-good story, the novel is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
This whimsical and heartwarming novel resonated with American audiences and turned Backman into one of Sweden’s most successful authors. Backman is also the author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are being published around the world in more than thirty-five languages, and you can learn more about his novels at www.fredrikbackmanbooks.com.
Copies of several of Backman’s books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.
If you can’t get enough of Backman’s work, catch the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove Wednesday, December 14 at 7 PM at Scandinavia House.
About Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer.
His books are being published around the world in more than thirty-five languages. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Visit www.fredrikbackmanbooks.com to learn more.