Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life.
Join us in October to discuss The Redbreast, the third book in the Harry Hoel dective series by Jo Nesbø. Detective Harry Hoel is assigned to the U.S. President's convoy when he visits Oslo for an Isralei-Palestinian peace conference. When Hoel stops a would-be assassin, he is charged with unraveling the case of the assassins. In his investiagion, he uncovers how the events of WWII, the Nazi occupation of Norway and Norway's contemporary role as a peace builder are intertwined.
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: Registered participants should secure their own copy of the featured book and have read it prior to the discussion. You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the group meeting.
Enrollment Deadline: October 14, 2020
Maren Anderson Johnson is assistant professor of Nordic Studies and Director of the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies at Luther College. She teaches courses in Norwegian language and contemporary Nordic culture. Johnson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian language and literature from the University of Washington and B.A. in Norwegian language and literature from Pacific Lutheran University.