Lectures & Literary past

Nordic Book Club CLEARING OUT by Helene Uri


TUE—OCT 29—6 PM, free

This month, we’re reading Clearing Out by Helene Uri, winner of the ASF Nadia Christensen Prize for its translation by Barbara Sjoholm. When an author learns early in the stages of writing a novel that her great-grandfather was a Sami fisherman — something that her own family had never discussed — she decides to send her protagonist north to learn about the Sami culture in Finnmark. Over the course of writing the novel, both she and her character follow a journey of cultural discovery.