Lectures & Literary highlights

Crossing Book Talk with Pajtim Statovc

Photo by Anna Kurki, Book Cover by Penguin Random House

MON—APR 8—7 PM, free

Steeped in a rich heritage of bewitching Albanian myth and legend, this is a deeply timely, deeply necessary novel about the broken reality for millions worldwide, identity in all its complex permutations, and the human need to be seen.

Following the book talk, copies will be available for purchase and signing.

About the Author

Pajtim Statovci (b. 1990) is a Finnish-Kosovan novelist. He moved from Kosovo to Finland with his family when he was two years old. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Helsinki.

His first book, My Cat Yugoslavia, won the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize for best debut novel, and his follow-up, Crossing, won the Toisinkoinen Literature Prize. He is the recipient of the 2018 Helsinki Writer of the Year Award.