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Giving non-fiction an equal billing

A number of Norwegian non-fiction authors will be at LitFestBergen next February. “We’re making a commitment to factual literature because it embraces so many good works which combine interesting information with a good literary standard,” says festival director Teresa Grøtan.

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Great Norwegian storytellers to LitFestBergen

Laughter, new insights and surprises are among the qualities that make people keep reading good novels, says Lars Saabye Christensen. He and Ketil Bjørnstad are among the attendants when LitFestBergen welcomes some of Norway’s most prominent fiction writers. 

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Was Nelson Mandela too forgiving?

Young South Africans like poet Koleka Putuma are critical of Nelson Mandela and the idea of a "Rainbow Nation", while professor Njabulo Ndebele seeks to preserve Mandela's heritage. Both will attend the Bergen International Literary Festival next February. 

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- The world has failed Syria

Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa (b. 1964), a finalist of the National Book Award for Death is Hard Work, lives in Damascus. Next February he will be in Bergen to talk about the daily life in Syria and the role of literature in conflict areas.


Sámi girjjálašvuohta: Dál álgá árgabeaivi

Makkár luottaid lea guođđán sápmelaččaid historjá vealahuvvon unnitlogu álbmogin sámi girjjálašvuhtii? Ja man guvlui lea nuorra, sámi girjjálašvuohta jođus?

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Refusing to objectify

Prize-winning short-story writer Laila Stien has consciously chosen not to use her knowledge of Sami life and culture in her own work. She will be at LitFestBergen in February.

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Hailing a unique creative voice

Some people place American poet and essayist Mary Ruefle in company with Anne Carson and Maggie Nelson. To Bergen author Gunnhild Øyehaug, though, she is in a class of her own.

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An unusual look at the ordinary

The programme for next year's Bergen International Literary Festival aims to challenge our understanding of the ordinary, says festival director Teresa Grøtan.

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