Explore a selection of Danish literature in English translation with a new nationwide book club! The virtual group discussions will take place via Zoom. On September 14th, we will discuss our first selection, Helle Helle’s “This Should Be Written in the Present Tense” translated by Martin Aitken. Helle Helle is a celebrated author in Denmark.
About the book: Dorte is twenty and adrift, pretending to study literature at Copenhagen University. In reality she is riding the trains and clocking up random encounters in her new home by the railway tracks. She remembers her ex, Per – the first boyfriend she tells us about, and the first she leaves – as she enters a new world of transient relationships, random sexual experiences and awkward attempts to write.
The National Danish Book Club and Literary Event Series is brought to you by Scan Design Foundation, Museum of Danish America, Northwest Danish Association, National Foundation for Danish America, National Nordic Museum, American-Scandinavian Foundation, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department.
Book Club Discussions will be moderated by Faculty Associate Nete Schmidt from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Join us on September 14th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PT) for this virtual group discussion of Helle Helle’s book.
Registration is required. After you register using this form, a link to the Zoom meeting and a password will be sent to the email you provide.