16:45 – 19:30
Swedish American Hall
The Consulate General of Sweden and SWEA San Francisco invite you to “Shadows We Carry: Stig & The Mystery of The Monster Mother”, a literary evening with Lo Dagerman. Lo will talk about Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) – a father she never knew. Vendela Vida, a Bay Area writer and journalist, will interview Lo after her presentation. The program will be in English.
“1947. Stig is 24 years old. In Paris on a journalist assignment, but it will never get written. Instead, inspired by people he meets, Stig will feverishly pen a play: Marty’s Shadow. The play is brutal: a son tormented by his mother.” Lo talks about the book she wrote with Nancy Pick, Skuggorna vi bär (Norstedts 2017) that tells the story of Stig’s encounter with Nancy’s relative Etta Federn in Paris – a meeting that resulted in his shocking play.
4:45-5:00 pm: Refreshments (coffee/tea)
5:00-6:30 pm: Presentation by Lo Dagerman and Vendela Vida. Program will start promptly at 5 pm.
6:30-7:30 pm: Reception and book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event for $20/book (only cash or check made out to Lo Dagerman).
Where: SWEA’s library in the Swedish American Hall
Payment via Paypal or by check made out to SWEA San Francisco and mailed to: Siv Hood, P.O. Box 1555, Mill Valley CA 94942. Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 3.
For questions about the event: Please contact the Consulate General of Sweden via email: sf(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)consulateofsweden.org or phone: 415-788 2631.
For more information on Lo Dagerman: http://www.norstedts.se/forfattare/154813-lo-dagerman
For more information on Stig Dagerman: http://www.dagerman.us/
For more information on Vendela Vida: Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, The Lovers and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer Magazine and also the co-editor of Always Apprentices, a collection of interviews with writers, and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. With David Katznelson, she is currently editing an anthology that will showcase classic Swedish literature, much of which has not been available in decades, or has never before been translated.
Presented by the Consulate General of Sweden and SWEA San Francisco.