The reading list for 2023/2024.
Here is the deal:
We read seven books a year, selected by an advisory board of authors, publishers and our president. We divide the signed up students into groups of ten and give them a circle leader from faculty or staff. Then it´s up to the groups to decide on when and where to meet.
Each member of the initiative receives all the books for free (they can be picked up in the SSE library) and are provided free meals/fika (from the cafeteria) for the book circle discussions.
All students who read and discuss 5 out of 7 books in the Literary Agenda and hand in a reflection paper (we give out questions to answer), will get the Literary Agenda in their degree certificate under Formal Extracurricular Activities.
More than 1 350 students, doctoral students, faculty and staff have been part of the first four years of the Literary Agenda.
Sign up to the Literary Agenda:
The initiative is financed by Stiftelsen Natur & Kultur and McKinsey & Company.
Would you like to know more about the Literary Agenda?
Please feel free to contact Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe, who manages it.
Reading list 2023/2024
Abdulrazak Gurna - By the sea (Vid havet). Original language English.
Andrej Kurkov, Grey bees (Grå bin). Original language Russian.
Ann-Helén Laestadius, Stolen (Stöld). Original language Swedish.
David Sedaris, Calypso. Original language English.
Ia Genberg, The details (Detaljerna). Original language Swedish.
Lea Ypi, Free (Fri). Original language English.
Mohsin Hamid, The last white man (Den siste vite mannen). Original language English.
Author talk at McKinsey: Elin Cullhed
Literary Agenda FAQs
All reading lists 2018-2023
Author talks, literary lectures and other activities in the Literary Agenda
Student Klas on being a member of the Literary Agenda