THE NORWEGIAN FESTIVAL
OF LITERATURE

Next festival: 24th to 30th of May 2021!

The English language videos from the 2020 festival will be published primo June.

“The outcome of festivals like this, is usually that it aquaints more readers with a wider assortment of writers and books. People come to these things to discover.”

Margaret Atwood

Recordings from the festival

Maja Lunde with a thought-provoking lecture

Maja Lunde with a thought-provoking lecture

This year's Bjørnson lecture will be held by the succesful writer of The History of Bees, Maja Lunde, with English subtitles. On litteraturfestival.no, 10.30 pm (+2 GMT), Saturday 30th of May UPDATE: Watch the video here:         One hour before...

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, with a diverse program catering to readers of all ages. This spring it is not possible to meet in the city of Lillehammer as usual, but instead we are inviting to a digital...

Experience the festival of literature live on TV, radio and online

Experience the festival of literature live on TV, radio and online

During the last weekend in May you can follow the largest literature festival in Scandinavia via NRK, the national broadcasting company. Instead of gathering writers and audiences in Lillehammer, we will be send the festival straight to your home via TV, radio and the...

An alternative Norwegian Festival of Literature this year

An alternative Norwegian Festival of Literature this year

We find ourselves in the midst of a corona virus pandemic – literature and culture have become more important than ever before.  Increasingly, it has become clear that the Norwegian Festival of Literature cannot proceed as originally intended, however we are...

Fellowship for publishers – Children and Young Adults

Fellowship for publishers – Children and Young Adults

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 January 2020 Invitation for publishers to apply for fellowship to the Norwegian Festival of Literature at Lillehammer, May 2020. The fellowship program is arranged by NORLA in collaboration with the Norwegian Publishers’ Association, and is...

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