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Hidden Histories

Part of London Literature Festival

What can the hidden histories of the Nordic region tell us about the things which have defined the present? From colonial secrets, to spies who worked in the shadows of the Second World War, discover the untold stories which redefine the way we understand the people of the North.

This talk features Kim Leine (Denmark) and Ulla-Lena Lundberg (Åland Islands), and is chaired by Arifa Akbar.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Sofi Oksanen is no longer taking part in this event.

Speakers include:

- Kim Leine is a Danish-Norwegian novelist. He received the Golden Laurel award and the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for his fourth novel, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord.

- Ulla-Lena Lundberg is a prize-winning Finland-Swedish novelist and ethnologist. She has published more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction. Born in Kökar in the Åland Islands, an upbringing that she draws upon in Ice, Lundberg has lived and worked in the USA, England, Japan, Africa and Siberia.

Part of Nordic Matters

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Included in Pass
£20, £35

need to know

This event is included in both the World on the Brink Sunday Pass and the World on the Brink Weekend Pass.