- Babette’s Feast 2.0: Scandinavia House with Steinunn Sigurðardóttir
Babette’s Feast 2.0: Scandinavia House with Steinunn Sigurðardóttir
For the first of our three curated readings in a dinner setting, we gathered at the New York epicenter of Nordic culture, the beloved Scandinavia House, to inaugurate this reading-dinner pairing. It was Nordic heaven—right in the heart of Manhattan.
Iceland’s beloved Steinunn Sigurðardóttir treats guests to her first reading of the English translation of Place of the Heart:
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