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Swede Hollow Book Talk

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Ola Larsmo is a critic and columnist for Sweden’s largest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, and the author of nine novels as well as collections of short stories and essays. He has been awarded the Bjørnson Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression and, after the publication of Swede Hollow, the Lagercrantzen critics’ award from Dagens Nyheter and Natur & Kultur’s Kulturpris, one of Sweden’s prestigious cultural awards. He was president of PEN Sweden from 2009 until 2017 and editor of Bonniers Literary Magazine from 1984 to 1990.

Swede Hollow is an award-winning and best-selling epic family history and gritty depiction of the darker side of Swedish immigrant life in America. Gustaf and Anna Klar and their three children dream of starting over when they leave Sweden for New York, finally settling in a cluster of rough-hewn shacks in a deep, wooded ravine on the edge of St. Paul, Minnesota. This haunting story of a real place echoes the larger challenges of immigration in the twentieth century and today. Swede Hollow is now available in English.

Sandwiches will be served.
Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes sandwiches. Prepaid tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event.



October 14, 2019
6:00 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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