The queen of literature

Sigrun Slapgard, biographer of Sigrid Undset, delivers her lecture “Sigrid Undset and Her Writing Compatriots: Voices of Norwegian Dissent” in Tacoma, Wash. on Nov. 3 By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Nobel prize laureate and arguably Norway’s most famous female writer Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is an icon in Scandinavian literature. Her epic modernist trilogy “Kristin Lavransdatter” earned her the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928, and her other fictional works are highly acclaimed. However, Undset’s legacy extends beyond the realm of literature—she was a tireless and outspoken voice of dissent against fascism and the Nazi movement during the World War II era. Sigrun Slapgard, international reporter and biographer
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