Nordic Literature Evening

The Scandinavian House and Book World Prague are once again organising the traditional Nordic literary evening!

Four Scandinavian authors will be present:

From 19:00, the Norwegian author Nina F. Grünfeld and Finnish author Petra Rautianen will discuss their books (newly translated into Czech!) with us. Both books deal with the topics of history and searching for family roots. And while Petra Rautianen’s book The Land of Snow and Ashes is purely fictional, in Frida Nina Grünfeld depicts the real story of her grandmother.

Moderated by Marek Šík.

© Johs. Bøe; Jonne Räsänen

From 20:00, our guests will be the Swedish author Nina Wähä and the Danish author Sara Blædel. The works of these authors are characterised by continual undercover of mysteries, constant suspense and thrilling narrating. Sary Blædel’s book The Lost Woman is the newest Czech translation of the Louise Rick series – this time investigating a murder of a Danish woman, who had disappeared in Denmark some eighteen years prior. The book The Testament by Nina Wäha is a story of a family living at the border between Finland and Sweden – a family, where each member fights his own demons.

Moderated by Helena Stiessová.

© Kajsa Göransson; Lars Bech – Das Buro

The discussions will be supplied by scenic reading from the actress Marie Jansová. After each bloc, the visitors will have a possibility to have their books signed by the authors.

In Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish, interpreted into Czech.

A ticket for the book fair is needed for the entrance to the event.

The event takes place in cooperation with the Nordic embassies in the Czech Republic, the Book World Prague, literary agencies FILI, NORLA and the Danish Arts Foundation. The literary project of the Scandinavian House has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Prague Municipality.