The Half-Drowned King (Harper, August 2017), Linnea Hartsuyker’s assured and compelling debut novel, launches an epic saga drawn from her own Scandinavian lineage. This first installment of a trilogy brings to life the cold and violent ninth century when Norway’s first king, Harald the Fair-Haired, united a warring nation and ascended to the throne.

Drawing on extensive research, Hartsuyker crafts a richly-veined work of historical fiction that is propelled by her natural storytelling gifts.

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

About Linnea Hartsuyker

Linnea Hartsuyker grew up outside Ithaca, New York, and studied Engineering at Cornell University. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. She has read extensively about Icelandic sagas, kayaked and skied the fjords for

this novel, and has even become proficient in lifting Husafjell stones, as the Vikings did to become stronger. She lives in New York City with her husband. For more on Linnea and her writing, visit:



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TUE—9-19-2017—7 PM, free