Zagar, Monika

Born and raised in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Monika Zagar studied in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and is now Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  In addition to Knut Hamsun featured in this Rorotoko book interview, she is the author of Ideological Clowns: Dag Solstad - Between Modernism and Politics (Edition Praesens, 2002), which addresses the curious phenomenon of some Norwegian writers converting to Maoism.  Zagar is also co-editor, with Patrizia C. McBride and Richard W. McCormick, of Legacies of Modernism:  Art and Politics in Northern Europe, 1890-1950 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); author of numerous articles on Scandinavian writers, gender, ethnicity, and discrimination; and co-organizer of the conference “Norway, World War II and the Holocaust” (University of Minnesota, 2007).

On Rorotoko:

On her book Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance
(Our Cover Feature of December 22, 2009)