NORWEGIAN LITERATURE EVENTS, Spring 2013
Below you will find NORLA's list of events featuring Norwegian authors and lecturers, as well as NORLA's own planned activities for the spring 2013.
14.-17.01. Finland, Inari: NORLA's office will be closed from January 14 to 17, while we attend a seminar with our Nordic colleagues. All employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually, and this year the meeting will take place in Inari, Finland.
We look forward to exchanging experiences and future plans with our colleagues!
13.-14.02. Spain, Madrid: Working in partnership with the Norwegian embassy and Madrid’s Complutense University, NORLA is arranging a two-day seminar in Madrid for translators into Spanish.
Seventeen translators will work on texts by Pedro Carmona-Alvarez and Maria Parr, look at contemporary Norwegian literature, and not least, exchange experiences with each other and with Norwegian and Spanish publishers invited for the second day of the seminar.
NORLA will be represented by Per Øystein Roland and Oliver Møystad.
18.-22.02. India, New Delhi and Calcutta: NORLA will be visiting publishers in New Dehli and Calcutta from 18-22 February. This trip will also include a visit to The Seagull School of Publishing in Calcutta. NORLA will be represented by Oliver Møystad and Margit Walsø.
28.02.-06.03.: USA, Washington: Norwegian authors Pål Brekke, Vidar Sundstøl, Merethe Lindstrøm and Stian Hole will be participating in the Nordic Cool culture festival at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. The festival runs from February 19 until March 17. NORLA will be represented by Andrine Pollen. NORLA is also co-organising a seminar for publishers and translators from 3-4 March, following which Andrine Pollen will be visiting publishers in New York.
14.-17.03. Germany, Leipzig: Meet Nina E. Grøntvedt and Linn T. Sunne with books for children/young adults, Erika Fatland with non-fiction, Jørgen Brekke with crime fiction, and Bjarte Breiteig with adult fiction. Oliver Møystad participates from NORLA.
Hear Erika Fatland interviewed "IM BLAUEN SOFA" about her book "Die Tage danach" ("Året uten sommer"), recently launced in German. The book is translated from the Norwegian by Ina Kronenberger and Stephanie E. Baur, and published by btb Verlag.
Hear the interview
20.03. Finland, Helsinki: Lina Undrum Mariussen and Øyvind Rimbereid at a Poetry Night arranged by Kulturkontakt Nord. Free entry, everybody welcome!
Venue: TING-salen, Kulturkontakt Nord, Kajsaniemigatan 9, Helsinki.
Read more (in Swedish)
20.03. Sweden, Malmö: Steinar Opstad at World Poetry Day (Världspoesidagen), March 20, 18:30 - Presentation of Opstad's poetry collection 'Den lyckligaste av alla ensamheter' translated by Marie Lundquist, and published by Ellerströms förlag with a translation grant from NORLA. Discussion with Gunnar Harding och Lasse Söderberg.
Venue: Poeten på hörnet, Södra Förstadsgatan 65 B, Malmö.
21.03. Sweden, Lund: Steinar Opstad at an international poetry reading. 21 March, 18.00. Venue: Månteatern, Bredgatan 3, Lund.
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2012 - AUGUST
18.08. Iceland, Reykjavik: Jørn Lier Horst at the cultural festival Menningarnott. Horst will be launching his books 'Vinterstengt' (translated from the Norwegian by Örn Þ. Þorvarðarson) and 'Salamandergåten' (translated by Sigurdur Helgason) at the Reykjavik City Hall. The books are published by Draumsyn Publishing House.
24.08. Scotland, Edinburgh: Karl Ove Knausgård at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
30.08.-7.09. Germany: Benedicte Meyer Kroneberg and Dan Aleksander Andersen participate in a both a conference and a reading event at the Lettrétage house of literature in Berlin. The authors will also participate in readings at the Nordic embassies in Berlin, and also in venues in Dresden and Stuttgart.
29.08-02.09: China, Beijing: NORLA at the Beijing Book Fair. Should you like to book an appointment, please contact us in advance!
6.-8.09. Italy, Bressanone: Hans Kolstad takes part in the ICSD European branch Seminar ‘Participatory Democracy and Social Development’.
7.-8.09. Scotland: Thomas Enger will give a talk at the Aberdeen City Library Friday September 7.
He will also be appearing at the Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Saturday September 8.
7.-9.09.: Denmark, Århus: Hanne Ørstavik, Erlend Loe and Beate Grimsrud at the literature festival Vild med ORD.
9.-11.09. Italy, San Miniato: Jon Fosse and Leif Zern at the contemporary theatre festival ‘Contemporanei Scenari’.
Teatrino Dei Fondi/TitivillusRead is about to publish another three of Jon Fosse’s plays in Italian (original titles: 'Dødsvariasjonar, Eg er vinden, Svevn'). The plays are translated from the Norwegian by Vanda Monaco Westerståhl and will be published with a translation grant from NORLA.
Teatrino Dei Fondi/TitivillusRead has also published Leif Zern’s book ‘Quel buio luminoso. Sulla drammaturgia di Jon Fosse’ (original title: ‘Det lysande mørket’). The book is translated from the Norwegian by Vanda Monaco Westerståhl and published with a translation grant from NORLA.
10-11.9.2012 Germany, Berlin: Maria Parr at the Berlin Internationales Literaturfestival.
12.-16.09. Ukraine, Lviv: Gunstein Bakke at the Lviv Book Festival.
14.-16.09.: UK, Cyprus Well, Devon: Kjell Ola Dahl and Jørn Lier Horst at the first Plymouth International Book Festival.
14.-16.09. Buenos Aires, Kjartan Fløgstad at the Festival Internacional de Literatura en Buenos Aires.
15.09.: Scotland, Sterling: Karin Fossum visits 'Bloody Scotland', Scotland’s First International Crime Writing Festival. Saturday, September 15: 17.00-18.00.
14.-19.09.: Cyprus: Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold at ‘Cyprus - A literary Destination’, a literary workshop for five international authors and poets. The workshop is arranged annually by Ideogramma and Sidestreets.
17.-22.09. Germany, Flensburg: Herbjørg Wassmo and Kjartan Fløgstad at the Nordic festival of literature in Flensburg.
22.09. Iceland, Reykjavik: Nikolaj Frobenius launching his novel 'Så høyt var du elsket' Saturday September 22, at 14:00. The launch is held at Nordens Hus, Reykjavik, where the Icelandic author Sjón will participate in a panel discussion with Frobenius. The book is translated from the Norwegian by Olafur Bjarni Halldorsson and published by Draumsyn Publishing house.
26.-30.09: Sweden, Gothenburg: NORLA at the Gothenburg Book Fair (Bok & Bibliotek). The Nordic countries are guests of honour. Should you like to book an appointment, please contact us in advance!
1.-4.10: Turkey, Istanbul: Levi Henriksen and Marit Nicolaysen at the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival.
2.-8.10. Indonesia, Bali: Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold at the UBUD Writers and Readers festival in Bali.
4.-5.10. Latvia, Riga: Henrik Langeland presents Norwegian literature at the Norwegian Days in Riga.
8.-18.10. Indonesia, Jakarta: Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold and translator Kari Dickson at a translation workshop in Jakarta, focusing on the translation from English into Indonesian. The workshop is hosted by The Indonesian Literary Translation Centre, in cooperation with the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) at the University of East Anglia and NORLA.
10.-14.10. Germany, Frankfurt: NORLA at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Should you like to book an appointment, please contact us in advance!
14.10: Italy, Tolfa: Kjell Ola Dahl and Thomas Enger at the Tolfa Gialli & Noir Festival. Read more
18.-25.10. Canada, Toronto: Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold at the 33rd annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA), Harbourfront.
16.-21.10: Lithuania: Dag Solstad gives a lecture for students of Nordic languages at the University of Vilnius. Solstad will also read in Vilnius, Šiauliai, Plunge and Kaunas.
17.-26.10. France, Poitiers: Gunnar Staalesen and translator Jean-Baptiste Coursaud at the Festival ‘Passeurs de monde(s)’.
TBA, Oct, Germany and Austria: Kristin Heggdal visits several universities during the German launch of her book ‘Bodyknowledging’ ® (original title: ‘Kroppskunnskaping’). The book is translated from the Norwegian by Kai-Axel Aanderud, and published by Verlag Hans Huber with translation subsidies from NORLA.
TBA Oct, Poland: Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger and Kjetil Østli at the International Crime Festival in Wroclaw. They will also take part in a 'Crime and Punishment'-event in Warsaw, as well as a reading in Poznan.
8.-11.11. France, Nantes: During the festival 'Impressions d'Europe' Kjartan Fløgstad, Tore Renberg, Halfdan Freihow, Helga Flatland and Norwegian publisher Asbjørn Øverås participate at ‘Rencontres littéraires Nordiques’.
9.11. Austria, Vienna: A bi-langual Tor Ulven-event with translators Bernhard Strobel and Elisabeth Beanca Halvorsen at the Literaturhaus Wien. There will be a presentation of the life and writings of Tor Ulven, a discussion about the translation of this particular book ('Dunkelheit am Ende des Tunnels') and the writings of Tor Ulven, and Norwegian literature in general. The evening will also include a reading in Norwegian and German of Ulven’s poetry, and a Q&A-session.
'Dunkelheit am Ende des Tunnels' is translated from the Norwegian by Berhard Strobel, and published by Droschl Verlag with a translation grant from NORLA.
11.-15.11. Switzerland and Germany: Frode Grytten will present his novel 'Ein ehrliches Angebot' (original title: 'Saganatt') in Hamm, Göttingen, Bonn, Freiburg and Zürich. The book is translated from the Norwegian by Ina Kronenberger and published by Nagel & Kimche Verlag with a translation grant from NORLA.
Details of the reading tour here
20.-21.11.: Germany, Frankfurt: 'Nordiske stemmer. Nordische Identität?' - Internationale Tagung des Instituts für Skandinavistik der Goethe-Universität. Reading by, among others, Karl Ove Knausgård.
23.11.-1.12.: France, Caen - Les Boréales de Normandie: Tomas Espedal and Øyvind Strømmen.
05.12. Poland: Christer Mjåset launching his book 'Lekarz, który wiedziala za duzo' (original title: 'Legen som visste for mye'). The book is translated by Dorota Polska, and published by Smak Slowa with a translation grant from NORLA.
8.12.: Latvia, Riga - Gunstein Bakke at the Prose Readings festival in Riga. He will be reading from his novel 'Maud and Aud. A Novel About Traffic', which was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature 2012.
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, 10/20 Skarnu Street, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia.
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