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Friday, October 13 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Longform Fiction from Europe

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Co-presented by the Consulate Generals of France, Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden, and the Italian Cultural Institute

Readings and discussion from some of Europe’s top novelists currently on book tour. With Dominique Fabre (France), Nicola Lagioia (Italy), Karolina Ramqvist (Sweden), and Nina Weijers (Netherlands). Moderated by San Francisco Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie. Includes hosted wine bar. $15 adv / door

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John McMurtrie

John McMurtrie is the book editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, and International Herald Tribune, where he got his start in journalism more than a quarter-century ago—not including a stint as... Read More →

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Dominique Fabre

Dominique Fabre possesses a unique voice among contemporary French novelists. Focusing on the lives of individuals on the margins of society, his works combines somber, subdued realism with lyrical perception. In his own words, Fabre “believes in the possibility of showing you genuine beauty, genuine dignity and places or people that have been somehow... Read More →
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Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia, born in Bari in 1973, is an editor for the Italian publisher Minimum Fax. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His books have been awarded the Strega Prize, the Premio Volponi, and the Premio Viareggio, among others. He lives in Rome... Read More →
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Karolina Ramqvist

Karolina Ramqvist is one of the most influential Swedish writers and feminists of her generation, beginning with her critically acclaimed 2009 book The Girlfriend (Flickvännen). Her 2012 generational coming-of-age-novel The Beginning (Alltings början) rocketed into instant cult s... Read More →
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Niña Weijers

Niña Weijers studied literary theory in Amsterdam and Dublin. She has published short stories, essays and articles in various literary magazines, such as Das Magazin, De Gids and De Revisor. In 2010 she won the writing competition Write Now!. She is a regular contributor to the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, and an editor of De Gids. Her debut novel The Consequences (De consequenties) won the Anton Wachter Prize 2014 for best first novel, the Opzij Feminist Literature Prize, the Lucy B... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

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