Undset as seen from the outside

Prior to the festival, the American non-fiction author, Lauren Elkin, sits in the writing room at Bjerkebæk and immerses herself in Sigrid Undset's time spent in Rome. Elkin has written about female writers and artists that have had great freedom of movement, and how such mobility has affected their work. After a presentation of her work, Elkin will be in conversation with Brad Leithauser, who has also come to the festival to talk about his work on Undset.