World in Other Words: Emerging Authors in Nordic Literature
September 30 at 12:30pm
Stage in the Park, September 30 at 12:30pm
Meet storytellers from unique communities around the world and across the local neighbourhoods of Toronto in the World in Other Words. The Åland Islands is an archipelago in the Baltic Sea of a remarkable 6,700 islands, Swedish speaking, autonomous to Finland. Åland Island author Sebastian Johans’ debut novel, Broarna (‘Bridges’) captures the story of its peoples from the First World War to the Finnish Civil War, their dreams of escape to the promised land of America. Published in Swedish, the book was nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover more.
Moderated by Andrew Kelly.
This talk will be presented as part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22, taking place on the stage in the park and open to the general public. Find the venue on the Festival map here.
Presented with support from Nordic Bridges and Åland Government.