Chennai Mathematical Institute


3:30 pm, Seminar Hall
The life and work of a globetrotting writer

Leonora Christina Skov
Writer in Residence, 2016, Chennai Mathematical Institute Arts Initiative.


In this lecture, Leonora Christina Skov speaks about her life as a globetrotting writer and debater and the writing process of her last novel, "Hvor intet bryder vinden" (Where Nothing Stops the Wind) that was a national bestseller in 2015. Also, she touches upon the main themes of her novels: Repressed desire, wicked mothers, and trauma passed down through generations.

About the speaker:

Leonora Christina Skov is a novelist, literary critic, and public debater from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has published five novels and two children's books in Danish, and her work is translated into German, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, and the Norwegian. She has been a writer-in-residence in Pondicherry, Edinburgh, Damascus, Saint Petersburg, Athens, Paris, Berlin, Lavigny, New York, and Shanghai and holds an M.Sc. in Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen.