The theme of this year’s literature festival is The World, and this will truly be represented in the opening performance. From different corners of the globe, authors will present a tasting menu of some of the world’s finest contemporary literature.
The authors on stage have all been on a journey, moving between continents, cultures and identities. They write stories with inspiration, based on experiences which together form a large global literary community.
This will be a wonderful hour combining catchy rhythmic music, inherited oral storytelling traditions, autobiographical experiences, imaginative sonorous poetry and reports from the outbreak of war.
Koleka Putuma, South Africa
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Iran/Norway
Athena Farrokhzad, Iran/Sweden
Oksana Zabushko, Ukraine
Åsne Seierstad, Norway
Quynh Tran, Finland
Amitav Ghosh, India
Music: Urban Tunélls Klezmer Band
Director: Victoria Bakke
Scenographer: Christine Lore
Light: Jostein Kjorstad
Presentation of the Bjørnsonprisen and the Norske Doblougprisene.

Tuesday 23. May



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