SXSW I Austin March 9 – 18, 2018

This year Scandinavian Airlines provided charter flights between Stockholm and Austin, Texas. They also rented a restaurant across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center. During SXSW it was called SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE. It was a great meeting place for all Scandinavians and events were held there hosted by each Scandinavian country.   …

Book Review of “The Sandman” at Murder by the Bookstore  

http://www.murderbooks.com/event/lars-kepler Swedish author Lars Kepler will sign and discuss The Sandman (Knopf; $27.95) Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than ten million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen …

A Symposium with 2017 American Nobel Laureates

November 14 at 1 pm in House of Sweden, Washington DC The event will be live streamed and available at: YouTube.com/EmbassyofSweden ASK your questions on Twitter with #SWEnobelUSA Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” Kip S. Thorne (in attendance), Barry C. Barish, and Rainer Weiss (in attendance) …

Members of the Swedish Parliament visiting Texas

Members of the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on Social Insurance visited Texas on September 7-8, 2017 to study immigration issues and the US benefits and pension programs. During their day in Austin they met with Mayor Steve Adler and Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff.   Swedish parliament members with Sheriff Sally Hernandez in the middle. They …

A Man called Ove

Don’t miss Sweden’s selection for Foreign Language Film to 2017 Oscar Nominations. The film is based on the bestseller by Fredrik Backman A MAN CALLED OVE River Oaks Theatre, October 7 – 14, 2016 Screenings at 1.30pm, 4.15pm, 7.00pm and 9.40pm https://www.landmarktheatres.com/houston/river-oaks-theatre/film-info/a-man-called-ove River Oaks Shopping Center, 2009 West Grey, Houston, TX 77019 http://bit.ly/OveTheaters Stepping from …

Swedish Artist at Inman Gallery

Sigrid Sandström was born in 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden and currently Professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She studied at Cooper Union School of Art, Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands (BFA 1997), attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000) and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University in …

Coffee with the Consul

Honorary Consul General, Astrid Marklund was invited to The Greater Houston Partnership to present “Doing Business with Sweden” for their members. They have a program “Coffee with the Consuls”. Jonas Dahlström was together with Patrik Swahn, General Manager Stena Bulk in Houston invited to sit in the panel and had a very interesting panel discussion …