Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best Nordic literary voices. Discussions typically take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House and online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.


This month we’re reading They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It grapples with the role technology plays in our relationships—for better and worse. It was the winner of the 2014 Finlandia Prize, Finland’s highest literary honor.



Photo by Linda Haglund. Book jacket courtesy of OneWorld Publications.

MonFebruary 26—6-7 PM