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Nordic Book Club: The Pirate by Jón Gnarr (NYC)

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of Nordic Book Club – ASF’s newest literary series.

The second installment in a semi-fictional trilogy recounting the troubled childhood of comedian and former Reykjavik mayor, Jón Gnarr, The Pirate chronicles his teenage years with sincere compassion and great humor.

 Bullied constantly, young Jón takes refuge in the rebellion of punk rock music and anarchy—offering the promise of a better and more exciting life.

Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of every month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House.

Jón Gnarr - The Pirate Cover

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DV Spring 2016 Catalog

Our Spring 2016 catalog is here, get into it! Six of your new favorite books: April: Serhiy Zhadan – Voroshilovgrad (translated by Reilly Costigan-Humes & Isaac Wheeler) — a post-Soviet magical realist romp through now-war-torn eastern Ukraine from the most prominent poet, writer, rockstar, and pro-democracy activist in all of Ukraine today; and Zhadan will tour […]

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The Global Novel & Translation Discussion from Jaipur

The Jaipur Literature Festival took place over the weekend, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve never thought about it before: “Jaipur, India has a literary festival?” But The Guardian published a super-fun recap, “Translation in America & American Lit Dissed at Jaipur Literature Festival,”of one of Jaipur’s more interesting panels from the weekend: “The Global […]

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