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 edition. We guarantee words that will move you and experiences that will take you a step further.

“Ideally, the Literature Festival should take place there, in Lillehammer. [it is a] scary and annoying challenge to recreate and renew the magic of Lillehammer in NRK’s studios this special year. It will be an unparalleled literary event in both the history of the country and broadcasting.” – NRK host Hans Olav Brenner

Time and place

The 29th to the 31st of May we invite all readers to experience the festival via the Norwegian national broadcasting company, NRK. International viewers are able to see the show online on our homepages.


Friday 29th of May
19.00 – 21.00

Saturday 30th of May
13.00 – 21.00

Sunday 31st of May
12.00 – 19.45

Program and confirmed authors

On stage you will see some of the most interesting authors in Norway: Maja Lunde, Lars Mytting, Jo Nesbø, Nina Lykke and Åsne Seierstad, among others. We will also host international names such as Linda Boström Knausgård (SE), John Freeman (US), Sara Stridsberg (SE), Mariana Enriquez (AR) and the winner of Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2019, Jonas Eika (DK).

Detailed program will be launched closer to the start of the festival.