Laureate Lounge

It’s Not that Hard to Write a Book

In the face of the spectacular accomplishments of the Nobel Laureates from the previous three years, with a sense of embarrassed hubris this project suggests that it can’t be that hard to write a great novel. Using colorful typewriters and a box of instructions, visitors to the American Swedish Institute’s Laureate Lounge have a crack at it.

The Laureate Lounge was part of an exhibit sponsored by the Nobel Foundation to showcase accomplishments of Laureates in all fields.

The Laureates highlighted in this project were the writers Mo Yan (2012), Alice Munro (2013), and Patrick Modiano (2014). Read their stuff. It’s good.

The project was curated and managed by Sarah Schultz and Scott Pollock. Thanks to the staff at ASI.