Susanne Christensen and Ian Svenonius

Book Launch and Conversation


Illustration: Håvard Legreid / Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek

Welcome to a book launch with two rebels! 

Punk legend Ian F. Svenonius from Washington DC is known for bands such as Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, and Chain & The Gang. He´s coming to the kunsthall to discuss music, books, and the general condition of the world with riot grrl and awarded literature critic Susanne Christensen.

The discussion will be held in English.

Svenonius is launching his third book Censorship Now! (Akashic Books), and Susanne Christensen is releasing her book En punkbønn (Oktober). Both publications will be available for sale at the event. 

Susanne Christensen is a Danish-Norwegian literature critic and essayist. Her work has been published in Klassekampen, Morgenbladet and Vagant. In 2011, Christensen was awarded Critic of the Year in Norway, and that same year she published the book Den ulne avantgarde (Flamme forlag). In 2015, Susanne Christensen was nominated to Kritikerprisen (the critic prize) for best nonfiction book. 

Ian F. Svenonius is the author of the underground best-sellers Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group and The Psychic Soviet. He was also the host of VBS.tv’s Soft Focus, a different breed of chat show, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others. As a musician he has created twenty-one albums and countless singles in various rock ’n’ roll combos (Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses, etc.). He lives in Washington, DC. His essay collection, Censorship Now!, is his latest work.

March 2, 2016


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