Beyond the Girl: Women Crime Writers from ScandinaviaOct 7, 2012 at midnight to Oct 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.

TimeOct 7, 2012 at midnight to Oct 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.

The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library is hosting a three-day event featuring several women writers from Nordic countries.

Scandinavian crime fiction has become a global phenomenon in part because of a girl with a dragon tattoo, but women writers have from the start made important contributions to the wave of Nordic mysteries and thrillers in translation. For three days we will bring together Scandinavian women writers, readers, and scholars to explore women's contributions to the genre, examine the intersections between literature and genre fiction, and consider what these stories tell us about contemporary Scandinavia - and about ourselves as readers.

A complete schedule is still in the works, but one event is firmly scheduled: on Wednesday October 10th at 7:00 pm the authors will speak at a free public program at the American Swedish Institute. Watch for information from Gustavus Library Associates about a special pre-event gathering at the ASI from 4:30-6:30.

This program is being hosted by the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library with the assistance of the Scandinavian Studies Department, Gustavus Library Associates, the American Swedish Institute, and the Swedish Embassy.

For more information about Scandinavian crime fiction in English translation, see our website and blog.

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