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Sunday, October 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Words Around the World: Family Trauma and Literary Catharsis

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Sponsored by Center for the Art of Translation and Babro Pro Suecia Foundation
Co-presented by World Editions, Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Three powerhouse contemporary female writers explore the pain of bereavement, the impact of mental illness, and the isolation of immigration, in searing new works which span from Russia and Sweden, to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. With Linda Boström Knausgård, Chia-Chia Lin, and Sophia Shalmiyev. Moderated by San Francisco Chronicle book columnist Barbara Lane. Coffee provided by Bluestone Lane. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane began her time as a books columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019 and she can’t remember a time when she didn’t have her nose in the pages of a book. Books have played a large part in her career in print and broadcast media, as a producer and onstage host... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Linda Boström Knausgård

Linda Boström Knausgård is an author and poet, as well as a producer of documentaries for Swedish radio. Her first novel, The Helios Disaster, was awarded the Mare Kandre Prize and shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Novel Award 2014. Welcome to America, her second novel, has been... Read More →
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Chia-Chia Lin

Chia-Chia Lin is a graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review and other journals. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Unpassing is her first novel.
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Sophia Shalmiyev

Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to America in 1990. She is a feminist writer and painter living in Portland with her two children. Mother Winter is her first book.

Sunday October 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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