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Virtual Book Talk: Meet the Author w/Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall

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Jan 23
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Virtual Book Talk: Meet the Author w/Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall
Jan 23, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PST

Join us for our next talk in our Meet the Author  series. On January 23rd, Swedish authors Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall will discuss their book A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall (2019), a moving memoir of an inexplicable crime, a family’s loss, and a legacy preserved. The talk is moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.

Kim Wall was a thirty-year-old Swedish freelance journalist with a rising career. Then, in the summer of 2017, she followed a story that led to an eccentric inventor in Copenhagen. Instead of writing the next day’s headline, she’d become one.

As the bizarre events of Kim’s murder unfolded, the world watched in shocked disbelief. For Kim’s distraught parents, Ingrid and Joachim, it was a devastating personal struggle. In the ensuing months, day by grueling day, they had to come to terms with their loss, process the global media attention, and endure the investigation and trial. In the end, they’d make certain that Kim would be seen not only as a victim but as a bright, funny, complicated, ethical, and selfless young woman—a loved and loving daughter, sister, fiancée, colleague, and friend.

Kim Wall’s life and promise may have been cut short, but everything she stood for lives on in this emotional memoir of braving the worst of days, moving forward, and never forgetting.

The Investigation, a Swedish show about the police investigation to recover Kim Wall’s body and prosecute Madsen, streams in the US on HBO Max starting February 1. While this is not a direct adaptation of A Silenced Voice, the Wall family was involved in the making of this show. You can watch the trailer on YouTube here

Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission

About the authors:

Ingrid Wall is a Swedish journalist, author, and mother of journalist Kim Wall. She's worked for more than twenty-five years in the newspaper industry as general assignment reporter, news director, business reporter, and night news editor. In 2000 she was hired as head of communications at Trelleborg Municipality. She is the author of Trelleborg in the 1950s: City of My Childhood and The Beauty of Everyday Language, and coauthor with her husband, Joachim, of A Man, an Island, a Life.

Joachim Wall is a Swedish photojournalist and father of journalist Kim Wall. At the age of fifteen, Joachim's first photograph—that of George Harrison—was published, and his career was set. After running his own picture agency, in 1985 he started working as a press photographer for the evening paper Kvällsposten in Malmö. He went on to cover events big and small, both locally and internationally, for nearly thirty years. He also coauthored a book with his wife, Ingrid, A Man, an Island, a Life.

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Virtual Book Talk: Meet the Author w/Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall
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Join us for our next talk in our Meet the Author  series. On January 23rd, Swedish authors Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall will discuss their book A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall (2019), a moving memoir of an inexplicable crime, a family’s loss, and a legacy preserved. The talk is moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.

Kim Wall was a thirty-year-old Swedish freelance journalist with a rising career. Then, in the summer of 2017, she followed a story that led to an eccentric inventor in Copenhagen. Instead of writing the next day’s headline, she’d become one.

As the bizarre events of Kim’s murder unfolded, the world watched in shocked disbelief. For Kim’s distraught parents, Ingrid and Joachim, it was a devastating personal struggle. In the ensuing months, day by grueling day, they had to come to terms with their loss, process the global media attention, and endure the investigation and trial. In the end, they’d make certain that Kim would be seen not only as a victim but as a bright, funny, complicated, ethical, and selfless young woman—a loved and loving daughter, sister, fiancée, colleague, and friend.

Kim Wall’s life and promise may have been cut short, but everything she stood for lives on in this emotional memoir of braving the worst of days, moving forward, and never forgetting.

The Investigation, a Swedish show about the police investigation to recover Kim Wall’s body and prosecute Madsen, streams in the US on HBO Max starting February 1. While this is not a direct adaptation of A Silenced Voice, the Wall family was involved in the making of this show. You can watch the trailer on YouTube here

Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission

About the authors:

Ingrid Wall is a Swedish journalist, author, and mother of journalist Kim Wall. She's worked for more than twenty-five years in the newspaper industry as general assignment reporter, news director, business reporter, and night news editor. In 2000 she was hired as head of communications at Trelleborg Municipality. She is the author of Trelleborg in the 1950s: City of My Childhood and The Beauty of Everyday Language, and coauthor with her husband, Joachim, of A Man, an Island, a Life.

Joachim Wall is a Swedish photojournalist and father of journalist Kim Wall. At the age of fifteen, Joachim's first photograph—that of George Harrison—was published, and his career was set. After running his own picture agency, in 1985 he started working as a press photographer for the evening paper Kvällsposten in Malmö. He went on to cover events big and small, both locally and internationally, for nearly thirty years. He also coauthored a book with his wife, Ingrid, A Man, an Island, a Life.

woman and woman standing outside facing the camera

 

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