Reading the World Conversation Series: Jan Kjaerstad with Mark Binelli

When: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room, Rochester, NY

Come see one of Europe’s foremost and most popular novelists, Jan Kjaerstad—author of The Conqueror and The Discoverer, winner of the Nordic Prize for Literature in 2001—in a conversation with the journalist, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and novelist Mark Binelli.

Jan Kjaerstad made his debut as a writer in 1980 with a short story collection, The Earth Turns Quietly. The three books making up the Wergeland trilogy—_The Seducer_, The Conqueror, and The Discoverer (forthcoming from Open Letter in 2009)—have achieved huge international success, and led to Kjaerstad receiving the Nordic Prize for Literature in 2001. He has also received Germany’s Henrik Steffen Prize for Scandinavians who have significantly enriched Europe’s artistic and intellectual life.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Open Letter Books. For more information, visit www.openletterbooks.org.

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