Among the names released so far for the Norwegian Festival of Literature there are several international names. Julian Barnes and Yahya Hassan are among them.

Julian Barnes, Man Booker Prize winner
Yahya Hassan, young upcoming danish poet
Fleming Rose, danish publisher of the Mohammed illustrations
Rosa Liksom, finnish novelist
Isol, argentinian childrens book illustrator and writer
Kim Fupz Aakeson, danish childrens book writer

Norwegian names released so far
Herbjørg Wassmo
Per Fugelli
Stein Torleif Bjella
Maria Parr