Nathaniel Ian Miller raises beef cattle in Vermont, and has written for the Santa Fe Reporter, Durango Herald, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Missoula Independent, and Virginia Quarterly Review.
He received his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. Memoirs of Stockholm Sven is his first novel and was a number 1 Indie Next Pick.
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Brad Kessler’s North is the story of the intertwined lives of a Vermont monk, a Somali refugee, and an Afghan war veteran. The book is grounded in the author’s own corner of Vermont, where there is a Carthusian monastery, a vibrant community of Somali asylum seekers, and a hole left after a disproportionate number of Vermont soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.
In Nathaniel Ian Miller’s book, Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, it’s 1916 when Sven Ormson leaves a restless life in Stockholm to seek adventure in an Arctic archipelago where darkness reigns four months of the year. But his time as a miner ends when an avalanche nearly kills him, leaving him disfigured, and Sven flees even further, to an uninhabited fjord. There, with the company of a loyal dog, he builds a hut and lives alone, testing himself against the elements.