Difficult Women


Just how differently is a woman allowed to behave? Why do we react so strongly when a female protagonist breaks the norms? In ‘Daughters of Discouragement’, Anna Laestadius Larsson shows how women’s lack of self-determination in their lives and sexuality runs like a red vein through twentieth century history. Karin Smirnoff brings her acclaimed trilogy about the edgy Jana Kippo to a close with the novel ‘Then I Went Home’. A conversation about women’s space and freedom to act, and about doing what you want despite the costs. Presenter: Carl-Michael Edenborg, literary critic.


Speakers: Anna Laestadius Larsson, Karin Smirnoff.
Presenter: Carl-Michael Edenborg.


Organised by: Piratförlaget and Polaris.