The reading list for 2022/2023.
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:
Sign up for bookcircle leaders
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.
Author talk at McKinsey: Elin Cullhed
Sport/Author talk: Olof Lundh and his new book Templet i öknen
Reading list 2022/2023
Joseph Ponthus - On the line (Vid bandet). Original language French.
Pilar Quintana - The bitch (Tiken). Original language Spanish.
Yan Lianke - The Years, Months, Days (År månader dagar). Original language Mandarin.
Marie NDiaye - Ladivine. Original language French.
Elin Cullhed - Euphoria (Eufori). Original language Swedish.
Olivia Laing - The Lonely City (Den ensamma staden). Original language English.
Karl Ove Knausgård, Spring (Om våren). Original language Norwegian.
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