LECTURE: Scandinavian Crime Thriller Today

Dr.  Jim Kaplan, professor emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will discuss the Scandinavian crime novels that are enjoying world-wide popularity. Huge successes as books, movies, and TV shows, they feature such internationally-recognized characters as Lisbeth Salander, Kurt Wallander, and Harry Hole.  

Featured in this program will be “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, “Jar City” by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason, and “Occupied” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. Kaplan’s lecture will feature film clips based on these works. The program will be presented three times.


When: Wednesday, February 1 at 6 pm
Where: The Main San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street in the Latino Hispanic Rooms A and B
Contact: naomi.jelks@sfpl.org

When: Thursday, February 2 at 7 pm
Where: The Merced Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, 155 Winston Way
Contact: Elizabeth.thacker@sfpl.org

When: Friday, February 3 at 12:00 noon
Where: The Woodside Public Library, 3140 Woodside Road
Contact: Mohini Dela Pena at dela_pena@smcl.org

All programs are free and open to the public.