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5 - 26 May


Secrets of the Sprakkar

Secrets of the Sprakkar

In-person tour with the First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid

Secrets of the Sprakkar in Person tour 2022

Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland will be touring the US speaking about her international bestseller, Secrets of the Sprakkar. The book explores her adopted homeland's attitude toward women—the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. You'll find all of the tour's events listed below.

Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ("extraordinary women") to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as "equal" than we may understand. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

Eliza Reid, Photo: G Thor

"Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also through the triumphs and stumbles of a country as it journeys towards gender equality."

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Greater Houston Conference for Women

Keynote Speaker 
Including book signing with Blue Willow Bookshop
Registration required

Westin Galleria | 5060 W. Alabama, Houston 77056

5 May 2022

Seattle, WA

In partnership with Third Place Books
Moderated by Patricia Murphy
Registration Required

The Nordic Museum | 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

6 May 2022

Bay Area Book Festival

The Secrets of Being an Extraordinary Woman Panel
Signing with Sausalito Books By The Bay
Tickets Required

The Magnes Auditorium | 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

7 May 2022

Live Talks LA

with Lisa Napoli
Registration Required

Audrey Irmas Pavilion | 3643 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

9 May 2022

Chicago, IL

In partnership with The Book Cellar
Registration Required

Everybody's Coffee (Wilson Abbey) | 935 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

10 May 2022

Minneapolis, MN

Registration Required

American Swedish Institute | 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

11 May 2022

The Secrets of the Sprakkar at Taste of Iceland Denver

Taste of Iceland Denver literature event
Sign up required

Tattered Cover Book store | Mcgregor Square, 1991 Wazee St Suite 100, Denver

13 May 2022

New York in partnership with WORD Bookstores

Tickets required

St. John’s Lutheran Church | 155 Milton St, Brooklyn, NY 11222,

23 May 2022

New York with Curtis L. Carson

Registration required

Scandinavia House | 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

24 May 2022

Plainville, MA

Registration Required

An Unlikely Story | 111 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762

25 May 2022

Somerville, MA

In partnership with All She Wrote Books 
In-conversation with Ann Hood
Registration required

The Somerville Theatre | 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144

26 May 2022

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