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English programme

Echo from the bombs

Edurne Portela, Sigrun Slapgard

The art of being different

Jan Grue, Nell Irvin Painter, Per Buvik

A cursed family

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Tomm Kristiansen.

A true story

Alisa Ganieva, Ingunn Lunde.

A white history

Nell Irvin Painter, Kristina Leganger Iversen.

Film: The Poetess

Hissa Hilal

Non-binding contracts

Ane Farsethås, Dubravka Ugrešić, Kari Jegerstedt.

Poetry captivating millions

Hissa Hilal, James E Montgomery.

Terrorism took our children

Helon Habila, Brit Bildøen, Aage Storm Borchgrevink.

What is literary quality?

Ane FarsethåsJennifer Makumbi, Kari Marstein, Daniel Medin, Peter Nielsen, Eirik Vassenden.

Listening Post: Guo, Makumbi and Ugrešić

Xiaolu Guo, Jennifer Makumbi, Dubravka Ugrešić

New language, new identity

Xiaolu Guo, Peter Nielsen

Life-changing art

Rupert Thomson, Mona B. Riise

Open shop, open mike

Fredrik Hagen

Poetical punk gala

Asieh Amini, Linnea Axelsson, Kristina Leganger Iversen, Camara Lundestad Joof, Cecilie Løveid, Kei Miller, Erlend O. Nødtvedt, Mansur Rajih, Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury AKA Tutul, Gunnar Wærness, Mirte Bogaert, Henning H. Bergsvåg

Evil in literature

Hakan Günday, Helon Habila, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Gisle Selnes

Listening Post: Günday, Habila and Vásquez

Hakan Günday, Helon Habila, Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Poet in a closed country

Asieh Amini, Hissa Hilal.

Seminar on French literature and criticism

with Raphaëlle Leyris (Le Monde)

What does the fox say?

Dubravka Ugrešić, Daniel Medin.

 

What he said

Angela Saini, Helene Uri, Kari Jegerstedt.

World anxiety

Heinz Bude

Translating sorrow

James E Montgomery, Daniel Medin

World emotions

Heinz Bude

Listening Post: Ganieva, Queffélec and Thomson

Alisa Ganieva, Yann Queffélec, Rupert Thomson

Memories of violence

Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Edurne Portela.

Premiers: three texts on identity

Linnea Axelsson, Hissa Hilal, Nell Irvin Painter.

Sea and love

Yann Queffélec, Per Anders Todal, Margunn Vikingstad.

The unbearable whiteness of being

Kei Miller, Angela Saini, Tonje Vold

Official opening of LitFestBergen

Hissa Hilal, Cecilie Løveid, Marte Mjøs Persen, Miss Tati