Date(s) - 05/06/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We are excited to welcome Danish and Norwegian writer and translator, Barbara Sjoholm to Minnesota. We will be partnering with the Isanti County Historical Society to share Barbara’s newest book, By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends. Barbara has spent over ten years researching the life of Emilie Demant Hatt, a Danish ethnographer and artist who lived among the Swedish Sami in the early 20th Century. This is the first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia. In it, Barbara translates Emilie’s “recorded tales of magic animals, otherworldly girls who marry Sami men, and cannibalistic ogres or Stallos. Many of her storytellers were women, and the memorable tales included in this collection tell of plucky girls and women who outfox their attackers (whether Russian bandits, mysterious Dog-Turks, or Swedish farmers) and save their people.”
Barbara is a writer of memoir, mysteries, fiction, and travel books, and an editor of anthologies and nonfiction. Her travel articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Slate, and American Scholar, as well as many other publications. By the Fire will be released on April 16th. Can’t make the event? We are happy to have copies signed for you.
Note the location for this event. Free and open to all. No tickets required. Books will be for sale and signing at the event and at the bookstore on April 16th.