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ONLINE: Virtual Book Talk: Meet the Author with Ruth Lillegraven
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the National Nordic Museum for a talk in their popular Meet the Author series. On April 17, Norwegian author Ruth Lillegraven will discuss her book Everything is Mine. The talk is in conversation with Dr. Elizabeth De Noma.
Family secrets, revenge, and righteous fury collide in an international bestselling novel of psychological suspense and intrigue.Clara and Henrik are married and living in a beautiful inherited villa in Oslo. She is a single-mindedly ambitious child-rights activist at the Ministry of Justice. Having grown up in rural Western Norway, she is also an Oslo outsider. Henrik is a doctor from a well-to-do Oslo family. Though their marriage is under serious strain, they share a devotion to their twin sons and their work. Outwardly, they’re a successful couple both dedicated to saving lives. Then a Pakistani Norwegian child is admitted to Henrik’s hospital and dies in his care. The boy had clearly been the victim of child abuse. Soon after, a related murder rocks the city. It won’t be the last. The events unearth years of trauma, secrets, and buried resentments at the heart of Clara and Henrik’s fragile marriage. Little by little, in the wake of these shattering crimes, the veneer of normalcy begins to fall away. But even then, nothing is as it appears.
About the author: Ruth Lillegraven (b.1978) debuted with the collection of poetry Big Bad Poems in 2005. Since, she has published a novel, three further poetry collections, and her work has been translated into several languages. She has also published six books for children, among them I am I am I am and Into the Forest, and the play Cally. Her work has been nominated for several awards, and won, among others, The Brage-Prize and Nynorsk Literature Prize. Her latest novel, Deep Fjord, is a great success with multiple international sales. Nordisk Film has bought the rights to adapt it to the screen.
Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission. Register here.