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Meet the Author at the Museum: For the Love of Cod with Eric Dregni

Date & Time

Sat, Feb 12, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm PST

Location

2655 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Tel : 206.789.5707

Join us at the Museum for an in-person event on Saturday, February 12 as we welcome author Eric Dregni, who will discuss his latest book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness. This event is part of our Meet the Author series and will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.  

About:

Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it really one of the happiest countries on Earth? Eric Dregni had his doubts. Years ago, he and his wife had lived in the country his great-great-grandfather once fled. When their son Eilif was born there, the Norwegian government paid for the birth, gave them $5,000, and deposited $500 into their bank account every month, but surely happiness was more than a generous health care system. What about all those grim months without sun? When Eilif turned fifteen, father and son decided to go back together and investigate. For the Love of Cod is their droll report on the state of purported Norwegian bliss.

This book is available for purchase in the Museum gift store.

 

Join us at the Museum for an in-person event on Saturday, February 12 as we welcome author Eric Dregni, who will discuss his latest book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness. This event is part of our Meet the Author series and will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.  

About:

Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it really one of the happiest countries on Earth? Eric Dregni had his doubts. Years ago, he and his wife had lived in the country his great-great-grandfather once fled. When their son Eilif was born there, the Norwegian government paid for the birth, gave them $5,000, and deposited $500 into their bank account every month, but surely happiness was more than a generous health care system. What about all those grim months without sun? When Eilif turned fifteen, father and son decided to go back together and investigate. For the Love of Cod is their droll report on the state of purported Norwegian bliss.

This book is available for purchase in the Museum gift store.

 

About the Author

Eric Dregni is the author of 20 books, including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America, Weird Minnesota, Never Trust a Thin Cook, Let’s Go Fishing!, For the Love of Cod, and Impossible Road Trip, due out November 2021. He also wrote about his 15-year experience running one of the Concordia Language Villages, in You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. As a Fulbright fellow to Norway, he survived a dinner of rakfisk (fermented fish) thanks to 80-proof aquavit, took the “meat bus” to Sweden for cheap salami with a busload of knitting pensioners, and compiled the stories in In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream. He is a freelance journalist for Lake Minnetonka Magazine, StarTribune, Salon.com, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

He is Professor of English & Journalism at Concordia St. Paul and, in the summer, dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three kids.

Photo credit: Tate Carlson

 

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About the Author

Eric Dregni is the author of 20 books, including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America, Weird Minnesota, Never Trust a Thin Cook, Let’s Go Fishing!, For the Love of Cod, and Impossible Road Trip, due out November 2021. He also wrote about his 15-year experience running one of the Concordia Language Villages, in You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. As a Fulbright fellow to Norway, he survived a dinner of rakfisk (fermented fish) thanks to 80-proof aquavit, took the “meat bus” to Sweden for cheap salami with a busload of knitting pensioners, and compiled the stories in In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream. He is a freelance journalist for Lake Minnetonka Magazine, StarTribune, Salon.com, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

He is Professor of English & Journalism at Concordia St. Paul and, in the summer, dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three kids.

Photo credit: Tate Carlson

 

About the Moderator

Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma is the founder and Editorial Director of DeNoma Literary Services, providing editorial, translation, and publishing consulting services, with deep expertise in international literature. She's worked at University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Microsoft, Websters Multimedia International Publishing, and most recently at Amazon Crossing as a Senior Editor acquiring and editing global literature for translation into English. 

Elizabeth regularly leads panels at publishing industry events such as the London Book Fair, BookExpo, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). Prior to joining Amazon Crossing, Elizabeth completed her Ph.D. in Scandinavian languages and literature at the University of Washington (Seattle).

Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors at Richard Hugo House and on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington's Translation Center.  

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About the Moderator

Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma is the founder and Editorial Director of DeNoma Literary Services, providing editorial, translation, and publishing consulting services, with deep expertise in international literature. She's worked at University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Microsoft, Websters Multimedia International Publishing, and most recently at Amazon Crossing as a Senior Editor acquiring and editing global literature for translation into English. 

Elizabeth regularly leads panels at publishing industry events such as the London Book Fair, BookExpo, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). Prior to joining Amazon Crossing, Elizabeth completed her Ph.D. in Scandinavian languages and literature at the University of Washington (Seattle).

Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors at Richard Hugo House and on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington's Translation Center.  

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