Although this is a very Norwegian festival, it is through a strong programme of overseas guests that it has been propelled into the top ranks of literary festivals. This year we have an excellent selection of Indian writers, but also some of the brightest, most talked about young British writers, too.

James Rebanks, Claire-Louise Bennett, Max Porter and Andrew McMillan are all receiving glowing acclaim for their exciting and diverse work. Find them in conversation across the town on our Best of British Trail:



Knausgård meets Bennett Wednesday 31.05.17 | | LILLEHAMMER LIBRARY

Armed with Literature Thursday 01.06.17 | | GALLERI ZINK

The Sheep Farmer Thursday 01.06.17 | | GRAVDAHL BOOKSHOP

Literary Gala Thursday 01.06.17 | | MAIHAUGSALEN

Late Night Literature Thursday 01.06.17 | | TELTET

Grief is the Thing with Feathers Friday 02.06.17 | | ELEPHANT KUNSTHALL

Humans and Nature Friday 02.06.17 | | CAFÉ STIFT

Writing Literature for a Social Group Friday 02.06.17 | | CAFÉ STIFT

Forms of Grief Saturday 03.06.17 | | CAFE STIFT



Please note: these are not the only English language events, for the full English programme, click here