This spring presents a continuation of a series of panel discussions begun in early 2011 that emphasize the influence of Nordic literature. American authors, dramatists, critics, and their guests discuss giants of Nordic literature. Rooted in dramatic readings, reflections, and lively discussion, these literary evenings allow readers of today a new window into the lives and characters behind the work of a spectrum of Nordic literary geniuses.
A book program that celebrates Selma Lagerlöf’s 1891 romantic novel The Saga of Gösta Berling, the Swedish Gone with the Wind, with translator 2004 ASF Translation Prize Winner Paul Norlen and Former ASF Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Jennifer Watson, and including readings from the novel by actors Lisa Pettersson, Alexandra Gjerpen, and Heli Sirviö.
Presented in association with the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and The American Scandinavian Society of New York.
This literary program coincides with the opening of 50 Years of the Nordic Council Literature Prize.