Reading and Talk with Swedish
Author Anne Swärd and Linda Rugg
Wednesday, March 6,
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Free to OLLI members
$10 general admission
Anne Swärd will read from her work, and Professor Linda Haverty Rugg of UC Berkeley's Scandinavian Department will join her in conversation afterwards.
Anne Swärd (b. 1969) is a novelist and cultural journalist from Scania, the province at Sweden's southern tip. Her novels have garnered critical praise and prizes in Sweden, and now her third and most recent novel, Till sista andetaget (Breathless, 2010) has been translated into twelve languages. A prize nomination for her first novel gives a sense of her style: "A mighty chorus of voices portray a family in crisis. The individual cast joints piece after piece to a powerful story about how betrayal and repeated confrontations erode the strongest relationships. Surprising shifts in perspective and a language that is characterized by sharp details, gives the story important nuances and psychological depth."