The award-winning Swedish author and journalist Marit Kapla grew up in Osebol, a small, secluded village located in the dense forest landscape of Värmland in the west of Sweden. In 2019, she published her debut book Osebol about the village’s residents, community and stories. Osebol was awarded Sweden’s prestigious August Prize and has been translated into four languages, including English. Three years later, in 2022, Marit published her second book Kärlek på svenska (“Love in Swedish”), which – in a poetic and lyrical way – chronicles the stories of 31 individuals in Sweden and their experiences with love. Currently, Marit is writing her first play, which is based on interviews that she gathered during her 400km (250 miles) long walk from her home village Osebol to the city of Gothenburg where she currently resides.
The conversation will be moderated by Cultural Counselor Helene Larsson Pousette, and will focus on Marit’s literary process, her books Osebol and Kärlek på svenska, as well as her ongoing manuscript project.
- 6:30pm: Doors Open
- 7:00pm: Moderated Conversation
- 7:40pm: Q&A with Audience
- 8:00pm: Event Ends
We hope you can join us!