Mark: Congratulations on a rather courageous baring of the soul in your News Tribune Sunday piece. I liked it a lot.
And what a great way to promote your next book while also, perhaps, kindling interest among folks who haven’t been aware of your earlier ones. I hope you’re getting a good response.
I finally found an address for Olavi Koivukangas via the Finnish Migration Institute website. Hope it’s still valid.
Kivenhakkaajankatu 1 B 19
20700 Turku, Finland
Thanks. Easier way to get my attention is email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I only check this once in awhile. And as far as the article, yes, it was a “screw you” piece, sort of let my inner Hemingway out a wee bit…I’m damn tired of folks who don’t have the balls to stick their necks out by making public art dictating what is and what isn’t “good”. I am sure I made no friends at NEMBA or at the Minnesota Book Awards but I really don’t care. I’ll write what I want and let the devil decide…
Hey Mark. Just read that you are retiring from the bench. Congratulations. Hope this means that you will have more time to write.
Thanks. Yes, it is freeing up some more time. Third and final Finnish historical novel coming out 10/1/19. Working on a collection of new short fictional stories and a memoir of growing up in Duluth as well. Keep reading and buy Munger books!
My name is Jakob Jakobsen, I’m a Danish social anthropologist and counseling psychologist. Back in 2014, I received a research grant from the Danish American Heritage Society. This enabled me to travel to the US and study the lived history of my great-grandparents who emigrated to the US around the turn of the century, where they first settled in South Dakota and then co-established a Danish colony in Montana. Their pursuit of happiness was closely linked to the question of how to live as a Dane in America, and in particular as an Evangelical Lutheran Dane in America. The research was published in two articles the Danish American Heritage Society’s semiannual magazine The Bridge. I have reworked and expanded on this research resulting in a small book or booklet.
The booklet chronicles my great-grandparents’ quest for both “soil and salvation” (a possible title of the booklet?). Within a Danish immigrant community increasingly divided between so-called “happy” and “holy” Danes, they succeeded in securing soil, but what about their salvation?
Would you be interested in publishing this booklet?
I think that your focus on regional history could be a perfect match. However, in part because I am not a native English speaker, the booklet would likely need extensive editing. For that reason, I’m willing to contribute with an own investment of 4,000 USD.
I am sorry. I only publish my own work. I hope you find someone who can help.
I am sorry. I only publish my own work. Good luck with your project!
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