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Swedish Speed Bookclub Event

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Scandinavian Studies

50 George Square

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EH8 9JU

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SELTA invites you to its Swedish Speed Bookclub: a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with 4 new voices in Swedish-language literature!

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Join us for a one-off Swedish Speed Bookclub on Thursday 24 October.

We are thrilled that support from the Swedish Arts Council, the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh has enabled us to invite four authors to participate: Balsam Karam, Kayo Mpoyi, Joel Mauricio Isabel Ortiz and Adrian Perera. All four have made their literary debuts within the last two years and have met with critical acclaim in Scandinavia. As yet, they are untranslated to English!

Our speed bookclub event will offer you the opportunity to get acquainted with all of them and their works over the course of just 80 minutes! As with any bookclub, there will be the opportunity to read beforehand - translated excerpts will be provided - and there will be a handy cheatsheet available on the night. Each author will be partnered with a professional literary translator of Swedish who will facilitate your speedy bookclub date with the author. No prior knowledge of Swedish is required!

There will also be a chance to mingle with the authors, translators and fellow bookclub aficionados afterwards over a glass of wine.

Register now to secure your place!

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