Maja Lunde

Maja Lunde


Maja Lunde is the most successful Norwegian author of her generation and one of the country’s most prominent advocates for climate justice. Her books are published in more than 40 languages and have sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. Lunde’s debut novel The History of Bees (2015) won The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize in addition to multiple international awards and was the best-selling book in Germany in 2017. As part of the author’s planned Climate Quartet, the stand-alone sequels The End of the Ocean (2017) and Przewalski’s Horse (2019) have been published to equal acclaim.

Buy Maja Lunde’s latest book, The End of the Ocean (translated by Diane Oatley), on Amazon.

Events with Maja Lunde

[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] Chronicles of the Apocalypse: Writing on Climate Change

09 May 2020
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

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