Book Talk with Swedish Author

Start date
2023-05-21 14:00:00
End date
2023-05-21 16:30:00
Address / City
10701 Old Georgetown Rd North Bethesda
Swedish author Maria Bouroncle will talk about her book “It Came to Me on a Whim,” which tells the story of her great-aunt who killed her three children in 1929.
Through exhaustive research, Maria has strived to shed light on what led up to this tragedy, which had been a tightly guarded family secret for over 70 years.

“It Came to Me on a Whim” has been translated into several languages and is currently used on the Scandinavian Crime Literature course at UCLA.
At the event, Maria will also show film director Carl Eneroth’s short documentary ”The Child Murderess in Vesene,” based on her book. It was the winner of ”Best Short Documentary” in London, New Jersey and Miami in 2021.

Maria was born in 1965 in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has lived in Washington, DC since 2002. An economist by profession, Maria – who spent over 25 years in the field of international development – published her first book in 2018, and subsequently decided to pursue her passion for writing professionally.
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