BOOK TALK: Swede Hollow with Ola Larsmo
17 Oct 2019
Join us for a book talk of an award-winning and best-selling epic family history and gritty depiction of the darker side of Swedish immigrant life in America. Ola Larsmo's novel Swede Hollow vividly portrays a family and a community determined to survive.
There are hardships, indignities, accidents, and harrowing encounters, but also acts of loyalty and kindness and moments of joy. This haunting story of a real place echoes the larger challenges of immigration in the twentieth century and today.
A moderated Q&A, interspersed with some readings from the book, followed by questions from the audience & book signing in collaboration with Bridge Street Book.
About the author:
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 and the Lagercrantzen critics’ award. He was president of PEN Sweden from 2009 until 2017.