Linda Bostörm Knausgård in Conversation with Jessie Chaffee
Where: McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.
212-274-1160 Price: Free
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Linda Boström Knausgård’s Welcome to America is “a piercing story of a girl who responds to trauma by mustering the most powerful weapon available to her: silence. (…) melodic, mythological, transformative, a testament to literature’s powers…” (Vanity Fair)
Knausgård, a Swedish author and poet, as well as a producer of documentaries for national radio, will discuss the novel with World Without Borders Daily editor, Jessie Chaffee.
Knausgård’s first novel, The Helios Disaster, was awarded the Mare Kandre Prize and shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Novel Award 2014. Welcome to America, her second novel, was nominated for the prestigious Swedish August Prize and the Svenska Dagbladet Literary Prize.
Jessie Chaffee is the the author of the debut novel Florence in Ecstasy (Unnamed Press, 2017), which is forthcoming in translation in Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Romania. She received a Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to research and complete the novel. Her fiction has been published in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, and Global City Review, among others, and she has been granted fellowships by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox-Bow, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She earned her BA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and her MFA in fiction at the City College of New York.Buy tickets/get more info now