A huge thank-you to the authors and everyone who contributed on stage at the festival, to the record-breaking audience who contributed to a brilliant festival atmosphere and to all our volunteers who made sure that it became one of the best festivals in the history of the Norwegian Festival of Literature!

The highlights came thick and fast and many visitors went home with good experiences – a little wiser and inspired to read more.

This year’s festival was bigger than ever and attracted an audience of over 30,700! To see such an increase at a time when statistics suggest that people, particularly children and young adults, are reading less, and to give these young readers inspirational literature experiences, is so important and something the festival is proud to contribute to.

It is particularly significant to achieve all this in the 2019 ‘Year of the Book’ and essential that it continues in the years to come!

– The administration team.