Attend a free Q&A with ’1864′ author Tom Buk-Swienty


Tom Buk-Swienty, the author of 1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe, will be attending a special Q&A at Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture, University College London on Monday 8th June. The man behind the latest Nordic television sensation 1864, will discuss his award-winning non-fiction novel and his influences behind it.

Buk-Swienty is a Danish historian, lecturer and novelist who grew up on the Danish-German border of Sønderborg. Having studied history and American Studies, Buk-Swienty’s interest in The Schleswig War grew which lead to the formation of his latest book. Buk-Swienty’s account of the conflict tells the story of one of the most controversial years in Danish history with its diplomacy that eventually led to the First World War. From touching letters between husbands and wives to personal struggles, 1864 explores the riveting, humane and heart-breaking stories behind the Schleswig War.


Buk-Swienty will discuss his influences and the role that the war played on Denmark in a Q&A open to the public. With an introduction by the Danish Ambassador Claus Grube, and chaired by UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies Dr Claire Thompson, this invitation is open, free and perfect for any Nordic fan.

1864: Answering the Schleswig-Holstein Question will take place at the Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower Street on Monday 8th June at 6pm with free entry – sign up here via Eventbrite to attend.

1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe is available to buy in UK bookstores now.