Meet the Author Sara Stridsberg


Meet the Author Sara Stridsberg at the Nordic House Wednesday November the 7th at 19.30. The event is open and free for all.

Sara Stridsberg (1972) is a lawyer and has written novels and plays, translated, written articles for the feminist cultural and social journal Bang and has been a member of the Swedish Academy (2016-2018).

Stridsberg has in a short period of time manifested herself as a significant novelist. She debuted with the novel Happy Sally (2004). And already in 2007 she received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for the novel Drömfakulteten (2006), a free fantasy about the femenist Valerie Solanas, who wrote the SCUM manifesto – Society for cutting up men and who was featured as the woman who shot American artist Andy Warhold in 1968. In 2010 Darling River was published and Stridsberg has along the way also written the drama pieces Valerie Solanas will be president of America (2008), Medealand (2009) and Dissekering av ett snöfall (2012). Her novel Beckomberga. Ode to my family (2014), also set up as a theater piece, is based on childhood memories from family visits to Sweden’s once largest psychiatric hospital. Two years later, the American Hotel came out, and in the autumn of 2018 the Kärlekens Antarktis will be published.

The event begins at 19.30, and everyone is welcome as long as there is room. The conversation, led by Sunna Dís Másdóttir, Project Manager at Borgarbókasafn Reykjavikur, will be in Swedish. Free entrance.

AALTO Bistro in the Nordic House is open for dinner guests before the event and offers a delicious dinner menu and light meals, all made with first-class ingredients. During the break it is possible to enjoy light refreshments from AALTO Bistro.


Photo: Caroline Andersson