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The Bjørnson Prize 2022 goes to Niviaq Korneliussen

The Bjørnson Prize 2022 goes to Niviaq Korneliussen

The Bjørnson Prize 2022 is awarded to Greenlandic author Niviaq Korneliussen for her contribution to highlighting a major social problem through fiction. In Bjørnson's spirit, she writes accessible and popular in a realistic tradition that not least reaches out to...

2022 Programme Launched!

2022 Programme Launched!

Nobel Laureates, international star writers, freedom of expression and concerts make up Nobel Laureates, international star writers, freedom of expression, and concerts highlight this year's edition of the Norwegian Festival of Literature. We have an extensive...

Douglas Stuart to the Norwegian Festival of Literature

Douglas Stuart to the Norwegian Festival of Literature

It's confirmed: Douglas Stuart, the author of the sensation Shuggie Bain, is coming to Norway. He will first visit the House of Literature in Oslo and then the Norwegian Festival of Literature. The author became a star overnight when he won the Booker Prize in 2020. –...

Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Three Nobel Laureates, local youth and musicians of international class are on stage when newcomers World Expression Forum and Music in Innlandet, in collaboration with the Norwegian Literature Festival and GD, invite to a public meeting on freedom of expression in...

Call for applications: Fellowship program and Lillehammer Rights

Call for applications: Fellowship program and Lillehammer Rights

NORLA invites foreign publishers, editors, sub-agents, and scouts to apply for the fellowship program at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer, 31 May – 2 June 2022. This year marks the physical opening of the newly established rights centre Lillehammer...

World Expression Forum Establishing in Lillehammer

World Expression Forum Establishing in Lillehammer

World Expression Forum (WEXFO) is an international forum for the advancement of freedom of expression. It will take place annually in Lillehammer, in connection with the Norwegian Festival of Literature in May. The festival is a proud partner of WEXFO and will be the...

Nobel Prize winner coming to Lillehammer

Nobel Prize winner coming to Lillehammer

The 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Abdulrazak Gurnah, will be among the authors coming to the Norwegian Festival of Literature. The festival will take place from May 30th to June 5th, 2022. Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his...

British focus for the 2022 Norwegian Festival of Literature

British focus for the 2022 Norwegian Festival of Literature

British star authors along with new voices will be the core of The Norwegian Festival of Literature’s British focus this spring. Ali Smith, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Jack Meggitt Phillips and Maddie Mortimer are among the authors coming to Lillehammer. Other influences on...

The Norwegian Festival Summer Starts in Lillehammer

The Norwegian Festival Summer Starts in Lillehammer

The Norwegian festival season kicks off in Lillehammer on the 25th of May with the opening of the Norwegian Festival of Literature. This year’s programme will feature such key Scandinavian writers as Bergsveinn Birgisson (IS), Erika Fatland, Kjell Westö (FI), Sara...