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Book Talk with Swedish Author Maria Bouroncle

Maria Bouroncle is a Swedish author. An economist by profession, she spent over 25 years in the field of international development before publishing her first novel in 2018. 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. She lives in Washington, DC.

Maria’s book tells the story of her great-aunt who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven in 1929. Through exhaustive research, she has strived to shed light on what led up to this tragedy, which had been a tightly guarded family secret for over seventy years.

”Maria Bouroncle takes us deep into a story of real-life murder to show us the humanity – even love – behind the crime. A riveting read – haunting, atmospheric, and ultimately, heart-breaking”, writes Manil Suri, author of bestseller The Death of Vishnu and a former contributing opinion writer of the New York Times.

(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.)

For more information: www.mariabouroncle.com/home