Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir - art or love?

Wednesday 12 November 2008 at 20:00

The Queen's Hall 
The International Authors' Stage

”“An electric charge between crucial choices for women – art or love, husband, child, duty, freedom. The conflicts are basic and full of consequences. We are in the land of the sagas”, writes Liselotte Weimer, critic at Weekendavisen, about Baldursdóttir’s novel Karitas – uden title (Karitas – without title) from 2007 about modern woman’s choice and destiny in the 20th century.

Meet Icelandic author Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir at International Authors Stage in an talk with Erik Skyum Nielsen. An evening about the difficult choice between art and love: The choice between studio and nursery. The Queen’s Hall provides the frames for the Icelandic writer’s thoughts on the existential choices and deselections in life which everybody has to face up to.

Karitas – without title is the story of liberation, love, about returning to the family and leaving it again – and back to all the things that in a way she has long ago dealt with, now having tasted artistic success and finally having found the courage and the strength to resume life together with her beloved Sigmar in the evening of her existence.

Facts about Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir
Born 1949, journalist and writer, living in Reykjavik. Karitas without title was nominated for Nordic Council’s Literature Prize in 2006. Also available in Danish is the novel Mågelatter (Laughter of the gull) in 2001 – adapted for the screen (and shown in Denmark).

Arranged in cooperation with the publishers Gyldendal. 




Standard  DKK 60
Students DKK 30
Members FREE


Tickets at BILLETnet and in the Diamond

Restaurant søren k will be serving a glass of wine after the event.

The talk will be conducted in Danish.