Time & Location
Apr 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Read books by Nordic authors (or on Nordic topics!) and participate in a discussion with other readers. The Nordic Book Club meets online though Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00pm Central Time.
Didn't have time to finish the book? We get it. Join us anyway!
Facilitated by Lisa Huntsha, Swenson Center archivist/librarian.
Cost: Free for Swenson Center members and Augie students/$10 nonmember
April's book is The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909 -- the first woman to be so honored -- Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the sagas and legends of her homeland. She secured her reputation as a children's-book author with The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, long considered a masterpiece of children's literature. Written at the request of Swedish school authorities and first published in 1906, it is the enchanting and remarkably original tale of Nils Holgersson, a mischievous boy of 14 who is changed by an elf into a tiny being able to understand the speech of birds and animals.