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An actor, musician, and novelist, Madame Nielsen is one of Denmark’s most daring artists. A finalist for the Nordic Council Prize, Nielsen is most well known for “dying” in 2001 and trying to live in Denmark without any identity papers. In addition to The Endless Summer, Madame Nielsen has released another novel (Invasionen) and an album (We Are Multitude).
Veronica Scott Esposito has worked in the field of translated literature for over a decade. She specializes in Latin American and Mitteleuropan literature.
Translator
Gaye Kynoch is a freelance translator of Danish into English, specializing in books and essays on various aspects of the arts, together with plays and works of fiction.
March 8, 2018

The Endless Summer: Madame Nielsen in conversation with Scott Esposito

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California

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Madame Nielsen, one of Denmark’s most daring artists, joins Veronica Scott Esposito to discuss The Endless Summer, translated by Gaye Kynoch and published by Open Letter Books.

A passionate love story about a Danish woman and a much younger Portuguese artist, The Endless Summer confronts ideas of time, sexuality, and tragedy in a style reminiscent of both Proust and Lars Von Trier.

Emotional and visceral, the novel drifts through time and space, relating the lives, loves, and dissolutions of everyone who surrounds this unexpected couple, including the woman’s ex-husband who holds the family at gunpoint, her daughter, and her lovers, who include a boy who finds himself and his true sexual identity in America. There is also the young boy who “is perhaps a girl, but does not yet know it,” who narrates it all.

Propelled by a captivating story, the real charm of the novel is its impeccable style and atmosphere, which is imbued with longing, a nostalgia for times that thrum with possibility, even if the endless summer may not last forever.

This event is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and from San Francisco Grants for the Arts.

Contact:
Leslie-Ann Woofter
415.512.8812
An actor, musician, and novelist, Madame Nielsen is one of Denmark’s most daring artists. A finalist for the Nordic Council Prize, Nielsen is most well known for “dying” in 2001 and trying to live in Denmark without any identity papers. In addition to The Endless Summer, Madame Nielsen has released another novel (Invasionen) and an album (We Are Multitude).
Veronica Scott Esposito has worked in the field of translated literature for over a decade. She specializes in Latin American and Mitteleuropan literature.
Translator
Gaye Kynoch is a freelance translator of Danish into English, specializing in books and essays on various aspects of the arts, together with plays and works of fiction.