Elisabeth Åsbrink

Elisabeth Åsbrink


Elisabeth Åsbrink is a journalist and author. Her parents were Hungarian and English, and she was born and raised—and now lives—in Sweden. Her previous books have won the August Prize, the Danish-Swedish Cultural Fund Prize, and Poland’s Ryszard Kapuściński Prize. Her book 1947: Where Now Begins (translated by Fiona Graham) won the prestigious Letterstedt Prize, was an NPR Best Book of 2018, and was translated into nineteen languages.

Buy Elisabeth Åsbrink’s latest book, And in the Vienna Woods the Trees Remain (translated by Saskia Vogel), on Amazon.

Events with Elisabeth Åsbrink

[CANCELED] The Westbeth Literary Quest

07 May 2020
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts
155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

[CANCELED] Surviving Fascism Then and Now

08 May 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Deutsches Haus at New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

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