July 24 – 28, 2024

Hanna Pylväinen with interviewer Lynette Reini-Grandell

Hanna Pylväinen’s second novel, “The End of Drum Time” became a 2023 National Book Award Finalist. Meticulously researched in Northern Sweden and Norway, the novel breathes life in the late 19th Century Arctivc landscape. About this world of Sámi reindeer herders, religion, beliefs, faith and love, Anthony Marra, New York Times bestselling author says, “Hanna Pylväinen’s novel of cultural collision in the far north is an extraordinary feat of research and imagination…”

In an interview and discussion guided by Lynette Reini-Grandell, herself an author, Hanna Pyväinen will talk about the book and will read selected passages from the novel.

This presentation is made possible by: Finlandia Foundation National