Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström (IN EVERY MIRROR SHE’S BLACK) will be in town just ahead of the paperback release of her debut novel, and will be in conversation with Shauna Robinson (MUST LOVE BOOKS) at One More Page.
As of the planning of the event, we are still under our same Covid protocols for in-store events. If that changes, we will update that here and alert everyone who has registered via email.
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Nigerian-American and based in Sweden, Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström is an award-winning author, speaker, and photographer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, The Telegraph, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Adventure Magazine, Lonely Planet, amongst others. In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of the following books – 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, Due North and bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in 18 foreign language editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her work, including 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award, and she was honoured with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture in 2018. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. Lola is also the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm, an online magazine dedicated to exploring Sweden's capital city in depth.
Shauna Robinson’s love of books led her to try a career in publishing before deciding she’d rather write books instead. Originally from San Diego, she now lives in Virginia with her husband and their sleepy greyhound. Shauna is an introvert at heart—she spends most of her time reading, baking, and figuring out the politest way to avoid social interaction. Her debut novel, MUST LOVE BOOKS, was praised by POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, and others, and was an Indie Next Pick. Her second book, the BANNED BOOKSHOP OF MAGGIE BANKS, releases in November 2022.