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The Norwegian Festival of Literature

May 22 – 28, 2023 

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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...

The Norwegian Festival of Literature looks to the Nordics

The Norwegian Festival of Literature looks to the Nordics

Scandinavian authors such as Lena Andersson (SE), Kirsten Thorup (DK), Iben Mondrup (DK / Greenland), Sandra Lillebø, Jón Kalman Stefánsson (IS), Per Petterson, Elin Anna Labba (SE), Bergsveinn Birgisson (IS), Kjell Westö (FI), Zeshan Shakar, Katarina von Bredow (SE),...

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2020

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...

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