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Non-fiction

Here is a list of the events with non-fiction authors.

See full programme here

Welcome to the Bergen International Literary Festival, 14-17 February at Litteraturhuset i Bergen (the Bergen House of Literature).

A god for all

Tomm Kristiansen

Around the world in 80 minutes

Marta Breen Tomas Espedal, Hilde Kvalvaag,  Morten Traavik, Sigrun Slapgard

Coffee cups and crucifixes

Erlend Berge

FILM: Vida y ficción

Edurne Portela, José Ovejero

Nature and literature

Reidar Müller, Andreas Tjernshaugen, Kjersti Sandvik.

Norwegian grief

Aage Storm Borchgrevink, Brit Bildøen, Cecilie Løveid, Anne Gjelsvik.

Norwegian identity and cultural conflict

Kaj Skagen

PEN postcard campaign

Send a greeting to authors, journalists and bloggers who have been imprisoned or are being threatened and persecuted worldwide.

The art of being different

Jan Grue, Nell Irvin Painter, Per Buvik

A true story

Alisa Ganieva, Ingunn Lunde.

A white history

Nell Irvin Painter, Kristina Leganger Iversen.

Balls, chicks and crones

Helene Uri

Lillelørdag (Children’s Saturday): Chemistry’s magical world

Alexander H Sandtorv

Everyday life

Camara Lundestad Joof, Kristina Leganger Iversen

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

New language, new identity

Xiaolu Guo, Peter Nielsen

Non-binding contracts

Ane Farsethås, Dubravka Ugrešić, Kari Jegerstedt.

PEN postcard campaign

Send a greeting to authors, journalists and bloggers who have been imprisoned or are being threatened and persecuted worldwide.

Terrorism took our children

Helon Habila, Brit Bildøen, Aage Storm Borchgrevink.

The explorer

Carsten Jensen, Jan H. Landro

The world on Saturday: extreme national leaders

Thor Steinhovden, Ina Tin, Morten Traavik, Tomm Kristiansen.

What is literary quality?

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

Geniuses, groupies, muses and men

Marta Breen

Listening Post: Birgisson, Slapgard, Vatne

Bergsveinn Birgisson, Sigrun Slapgard, Bjørn Vatne

PEN postcard campaign

Asieh Amini, Mansur Rajih

Poet in a closed country

Asieh Amini, Hissa Hilal.

Seminar on French literature and criticism

with Raphaëlle Leyris (Le Monde)

Translating sorrow

James E Montgomery, Daniel Medin

What are we doing with the billions?

Camilla Bakken Øvald, Torfinn Harding

What he said

Angela Saini, Helene Uri, Kari Jegerstedt.

World anxiety

Heinz Bude

World emotions

Heinz Bude

East versus west – which is best?

Frode Helmich Pedersen, Siss Vik, Trond-Viggo Torgersen

Identity and populism

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Carsten Jensen, Jonas Bals.

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