Medieval Norway saga coming to BookEnds

“Olav Audunsson” by Nobel Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset will be featured via Zoom on Sept. 10, 2022.

University of Minnesota Press, 2021
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The book “Olav Audunsson” by Nobel Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset will be featured on BookEnds Online Edition this month.

Laura Michelle Diener, associate professor of history, will present the epic story of medieval Norway at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 via Zoom. Meeting ID: 867 0338 5655.

Unset’s gift was to take readers inside the hearts and minds of people who lived, worked, struggled and connived in the fjords, villages, farms and estates of 13th century Norway. In Tiina Nunnally’s new translation, the characters come to life in clear, lyrical prose, featuring Olav Audunsson and Inguun Stenfeinnsdatter, betrothed as children. To read it is to spend time in the 13th century as it really was.

BookEnds is produced by the Wadena County Historical Society with funding from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Recordings of this and earlier BookEnds programs are available at

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