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Scandinavian Crime Novels Book Talk

Join us on Thursday, Oct 4 at 11am for a lecture tour by noted Swedish cultural activist Dr. Jim Kaplan, Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Dr.  Kaplan will discuss the Scandinavian crime novels that are enjoying world-wide popularity.  Huge successes as books, movies, and TV series, they feature such internationally-recognized   characters as Lisbeth Salander,  Kurt Wallander, and Harry Hole.  Featured in this program will be “Jar City” by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason,  “The Snowman” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, as well as “The Department Q Trilogy” by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen.   Crime thrillers enable readers to learn about the real lives of Scandinavian people today, their political, social and economic issues, and are a fun and exciting introduction to literature and the humanities.  Dr. Kaplan will highlight the films made from these books that are available on streaming video and DVD.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Meeting Room
  Legacy Amendment Event  

Event Organizer

Jolene Bradley