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Linda Boström Knausgård
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Linda Boström Knausgård

Saturday, 28 March 2020

12:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Swedish novelist and poet Linda Boström Knausgård talks about her latest work, Welcome to America, a dark portrait of a sensitive and strong-willed child that won Sweden’s prestigious August Prize.

The story revolves around 11-year-old Ellen, who stopped talking when her father died. She thinks she may have killed her mentally ill father after praying hard for it. Her brother has barricaded himself in his room and her actress mother carries on as normal. All of them long for togetherness.

‘A captivating novel that plays with the boundary between reality and psychosis.’ – The Sunday Times

Boström Knausgård’s first novel, The Helios Disaster, won the Mare Kandre Prize and was shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Novel Award. Here she talks to writer and critic Boyd Tonkin, who writes on arts and books for the Financial Times, the Economist and Spectator, and is special adviser to the Booker International Prize (which he chaired in 2016).

 

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