Nordic Art Exhibit: Glimpses of five Scandinavian Countries, from Norway Art
May
5
to Aug 12

Nordic Art Exhibit: Glimpses of five Scandinavian Countries, from Norway Art

For the first time, Norway House and Norway Art are proudcing an art display, downstairs in the Coltvet Room. Norway Art's collection is the source of the selections of art treasures from five Scandinavian countries. The Norway Art® Scandinavian art importing business is based at Norway House, Minneapolis where visitors make appointments at their convenience to view some of the art from the Norway Art collection and possibly choose a treasure for their home or office. Since 1979 when Mary Jo Thorsheim established the Norway Art business, fine prints and paintings have been imported to the United States and Canada.

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Inside the Vault: Artwork from the St. Olaf College Collection by Norwegian and Norwegian-American Artists
Jun
28
to Aug 26

Inside the Vault: Artwork from the St. Olaf College Collection by Norwegian and Norwegian-American Artists

For the first time in St. Olaf's 144 year history, the Norwegian-Lutheran Liberal Arts college shares its collection outside the walls of the Flaten Art Museum in this noteworthy collaboration between St. Olaf and Norway House. 

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MAMMA MIA at the Ordway
Jul
17
to Aug 5

MAMMA MIA at the Ordway

  • Ordway Center for Performing Arts (map)
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Sixty million people around the world have had the night of their lives experiencing writer Catherine Johnson’s light-hearted tale of family and friendship, told through ABBA’s timeless songs such as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Dancing Queen,” and “SOS.” This fresh, all-new version of Mamma Mia! will enchant you — the ultimate feel-good summer musical!

Norway House Members and Friends get a discount on tickets!

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Road Trip Hooplah! Norwegian Immersion Day Camp
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Road Trip Hooplah! Norwegian Immersion Day Camp

  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (map)
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CLV's Twin Cities Immersion Day Camps are a great introduction to language, and a wonderful precursor to the overnight programs in Bemidji. Utilizing Concordia Language Villages unique teaching methods, Twin Cities Day Camps include art, music, games and snacks to introduce the youngest learners to language and culture.

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Take Me Out to the Saints Game! - An Out & About Adventure
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Take Me Out to the Saints Game! - An Out & About Adventure

Meet for a beverage at The Lowertown Bulldog Restaurant, and walk tothe St. Paul Saints game against the Sioux Falls Canaries. It will be  a fun evening of baseball, local entertainment, and great food. Game tickets (along third base line) are included in your donation. Beverages at The Bulldog - Lowertown or food at the game are not included.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Nobel News, Nosh, & Networking
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Nobel News, Nosh, & Networking

In celebration of the Scandinavian connection to Alfred Nobel and the awards presented in his name, six organizations are hosting a gathering with representatives of Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College sharing information about two upcoming Nobel Prize-related events. The August 28 event at Norway House is a social/networking occasion highlighting these prestigious forms of recognition for outstanding contributions to mankind. 

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Minnesota State Capitol - An Out & About Adventure
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Minnesota State Capitol - An Out & About Adventure

Explore the newly restored Minnesota State Capitol with a  Capitol historian. Get the inside scoop on the 3+ year restoration project as you visit some of the nooks and crannies and lesser known parts of the Capitol. Climb to the roof to see the Quadriga Statue at the base of the dome. Visit the offices of Senator Greg Clausen and Representative Jim Erdahl. An optional activity following the tour: head to W. A. Frost for mid-afternoon refreshments. 

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Lady with a Stick
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lady with a Stick

Who are the staff carrying women of Old Norse tradition and how do they manifest in traditional Norwegian folk songs? From archaeological finds to Old Norse poetry to the Kjærringa med Staven, Kari Tauring, our resident lady with a stick, will shed light on these mysterious and magical women through stories and songs!

Adults, families, and children are welcome and encouraged to share in this daytime event.

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Norwegian's Unite!
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Norwegian's Unite!

Unite with the Norwegian Consulate at the Minnesota United game as the Loons take on Norway's own Jo Inge Berget and New York City FC on Saturday, September 29.  We’ll grab food and beers at Surly Brewing before the game starts at 7:00pm. Great event for the whole family, and friends of Norway House and the Consulate receive a special group rate of only $30.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Edvard Grieg Socity of Minnesota, Mindekirken, and Tord Gustaven's North American management join forces to present one of Norway's leading artists.

Tord Gustavsen is a jazz pianist and composer, touring extensively and recording as both soloist and bandleader for several of his own ensembles.  Gustavsenwas born in Oslo and raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus where he "grew up playing church music.”  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology before he turned to music full time.  A prize-winning performer and composer, he is recognized for his “rapt, pristine, meditative music.”  He also maintains his interests in Psychology, writing about the psychological processes involved in musical improvisation.

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Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other

In this lecture, Dr. Krueger will discuss what Minnesota’s Viking myths reveal about anxieties related to religious and racial diversity that persist to the present day.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

St. Paul Gangster Tour - An Out & About Adventure

Explore St. Paul in the 1930s, when gangsters ran the city and held influence over city officials. Meet at noon for this two-hour bus tour taking you through the St. Paul neighborhoods where John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Babyface Nelson, among others, made their living.  Your guide? A blast from the past nefarious gangster or his moll... Optional lunch following the tour at DeGideo's on West 7th Street - another notorious mobster hangout at the time.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Oct
25
2:00 PM14:00

Exclusive Tour: 1968 Exhibit at MN History Center - An Out & About Adventure

Join us for a private tour of the 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. This is a popular exhibit that has been on tour in several large cities around the country. It is a unique experience for all - not to be missed! Refreshments will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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What is Öorlog?
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

What is Öorlog?

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
9
to Dec 30

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House will be creating Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 in our Galleri. We invite anyone who is interested -- regardless of their gingerbread baking level -- to participate in this local holiday tradition by bringing in a gingerbread house or building to put on display.

More information coming Fall 2018 on how to participate!
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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Jax Café Lutefisk Dinner - An Out & About Adventure

An annual Norway House institution - Lutefisk, kjøttballer og lefser! --at Jax Café. YUM!

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Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

Kransekake Baking Class - An Out & About Adventure

Norsk bakmester and Norway House board member, Kris Walseth invites you into her home for a cozy day of baking. Kris will show guests how to make the famous tiered Norwegian almond wedding cake. Each baker will make a small kransekake to bring home for their family to enjoy.

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Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Minnesota Historical Society: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

This is a "bucket-list" tour for all Minnesotans! Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minnesota Historical society in St. Paul. You will visit the lower level where the Society stores all paper, materials, and relics for future preservation and use int he main display areas of the building. Refreshments will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

Nordic Ware: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

An extra-special opportunity to tour the Nordic Ware factory with the VP of Manufacturing. Learn all about this Minnesota company - its 70-year history, its Scandinavian roots, its growth into an international brand, and Nordic Ware's latest products, just going to market. The factory outlet store will be open with a special discount for tour participants. Optional lunch to follow the tour at Mill Valley Kitchen.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna (Laughter with author, Lorna Landvik) - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Wilhelmina Smith, Cello
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cellist WILHELMINA SMITH was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.  In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world.  A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine.  Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.

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Grieg Voice Competition Winners' Recital
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Grieg Voice Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the winners from two divisions in its second annual Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Competition. The first-prize vocalists from the Advanced and Young Artists' Divisions of the competition, Bariton Harrison Hintzsche and Soprano Froya Olson will perform in a special concert recital at Mindekirken concluding the EGSMN 2018-2019 Season.

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BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Boy Pablo wrote and produced his debut EP titled "Roy Pablo" in his parents' basement in one week during his last year of high school in 2016. Much due to his unforseen brush with YouTube fame, Boy Pablo has struck a chord globally, and is embarking on his first international tour, including a show at Minneapolis' own Cedar Cultural Center.

Appearing with Slow Pulp & Zina.

$15 | All Ages | Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 7:30pm

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Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Join us in celebrating 175 years since Edvard Grieg's birthday, June 15, 1843! A full stable of top-flight area performers will share songs, sonatas, stories, and surprises in celebration of the occasion in a variety show concert at Mindekirken. Birthday treats will be served in Norway House at the reception that follows the concert in honor of Norway's greatest composer.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door in support of the local food shelf supported by Mindekirken.

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Antarctica Preview: Learn About Borton Overseas' 2019 Signature Journey
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Antarctica Preview: Learn About Borton Overseas' 2019 Signature Journey

At this FREE event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and Borton Overseas’ featured lecturer on this Antarctic journey. Peter is a renowned expert in maritime history, art, exploration, and marine environmental issues.

Sunniva Sorby will also be joining us. She made history in 1993 as one of the four team members of the American Women’s Antarctic Expedition. Sunniva is passionate about Antarctica and has worked in the Polar Regions for the past 20 years. She and Peter will share their insights on several aspects of Antarctica, including how its environment impacts the earth.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public from 10:00am-1:00pm, also at Mindekirken. The top three competitors will perform in the Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public. The top three competitors will perform in a Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon, also at Mindekirken.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Open House: Dr. Örn Arnar, Honorary Consul General of Iceland, Minneapolis

In keeping with the ever-popular tradition of Tuesday Open Houses at Mindekirken, Summer Open Houses will be held on Thursdays at Norway House, adjacent to the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. The cost for each event is $3, and a Nordic Waffle lunch can be purchased separately through ALSO Ingebretsen's in Norway House's Kaffebar before and after the program. This week, Dr. Örn Arnar and "From Turf Cottage to the Cover of Time."

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Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience

Kari Tauring is a musician, storyteller, and educator. Her identity as Norwegian American deepens in step with the timeline of her performances which she sometimes calls "Before Potatoes" (Bronze Age and Viking Era) and "After Potatoes" (Catholicism to Lefse). 

Identifying as Norwegian can really only come in the latter half of the "After Potatoes" period when Norway was finally winning independence. The struggles and relationship building of the Romantic period between districts and countries still has resonance in how we relate to one another today.

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Nordic Readers: Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Nordic Readers: Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum

On the first Saturday of each month, Renata Fosset and the Nordic Readers Book Club meet in the Kaffebar at Norway House to discuss a Nordic novel.

This month: Don't Look Back (Inspector Konrad Sejer series #2) by Norwegian author Karin Fossum, pub 1996 - crime fiction.

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Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: “Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure” with David Jones.

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Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit

Beginning Bracelet Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet. Advanced students will try new weaving patterns.
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Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness
May
15
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: “Women in the Bible” with Michael Rogness of Luther Seminary.

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Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!

Join us for one of the best and biggest (and only) Eurovision Song Contest viewing parties in the Twin Cities at the one and only SaloonMN! Andy Lamp of Wiwibloggs International Eurovision Newsource and Danny Suelter of The Saloon will be hosting a viewing of the 2018 Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Norway House's very own Ethan Bjelland will be there to lead up the Norwegian fan section! Come as you are, and stay for as long as you'd like. 
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Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?

The Minnesota Peace Initiative will be hosting its spring forum on China: The New Silk Road: A Road to Peace? Three expert panelists will dive into discussion about China's One Belt, One Road Initiative, and the future impact of this initiative. We invite you to join us for a night of enlightening dialogue on this global issue.

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Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea
May
8
2:00 PM14:00

Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea

Migrasong aims to shed a modern light on an important yet neglected part of the history of emigration from Norway 150 years ago. This was a period when many inhabitants were seeking a better and more secure future in a new land. The emigrants took folk tunes from home with them, and new songs came into being where they settled. These were songs of longing – music full of dreams of the lives they had lived and images of the new life awaiting them.

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Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik

Hanne Ørstavik is one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came in 2005 with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then, the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes. Ørstavik comes to Norway House to discuss Love in it's new English translation.
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Encircling: a book discussion with Carl Frode Tiller
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Encircling: a book discussion with Carl Frode Tiller

Norway House is elated to host Norwegian award-winning author Carl Frode Tiller as he joins us to discuss the first two books in his Encircling Trilogy. Carl will be joined by Minnesota-native and author, Peter Geye, in a discussion and Carl will do readings in both Norwegian and English.
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