Norwegian authors abroad

March 23-March 26

Strong Norwegian presence in Leipzig

2017 leipzig forfatterkollasje3

For many years, Norwegian authors have put their mark on the Leipziger Book Fair, but this year the Norwegian presence is larger than ever. The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin invites seven Norwegian authors to the fair: Jostein Gaarder, Maja Lunde, Øyvind Torseter, Ole Thorstensen, Gudrun Skretting, Erika Fatland and Håkon Øvreås. They will all perform at different venues during the book fair; Jostein Gaarder, Maja Lunde and Ole Thorstensen will also be performing at the famous Nordische Lesenacht on Friday March 24th.

In addition the authors on the NORLA’s program New Voices (Nye stemmer) will also come to Leipzig: Simen Ekern, Roskva Koritzinsky, Sigbjørn Mostue and Nils Henrik Smith will have a seminar with the German translators who have made sample translations of their texts, and together they will meet the audience at the Nordic pavilion, Hall 4, D300.

Håkon Øvreås and Øyvind Torseter will be awarded the «Leseluchs des Jahres 2016» prize, by Radio Bremen and Die Zeit, for «Brune» («Super-Bruno») in Wednsday evening.

On Thursday March 23, NORLA invites German translators to a gathering at the Grieg Begegnungsstätte to exchange information and ideas about Norway as Guest of Honour in Frankfurt 2019. The seminar will be followed by a reception where German publishers also are invited.

State Secretary for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Laila Bokhari, will be part of the Norwegian delegation to Leipzig this year, along with chairman of NORLA’s board Aslak Sira Myhre, NORLA’s Project Manager Frankfurt 2019 Halldór Gudmundsson and Coordinator Literary Programme Frankfurt 2019, Andrine Pollen, together with NORLA’s Director Margit Walsø and Senior Advisers Dina Roll-Hansen and Oliver Møystad.

See the Nordic program here.

And the complete festival program here.
Download PDF’s with the program day by day here.

Visit the bookfair’s website.

State Secretary for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Laila Bokhari will be present at the Book Fair. From NORLA: Aslak Sira Myhre, chairman of the board and Halldór Guđmundsson, Project Leader for Norway as Guest of Honour 2019, Director Margit Walsø and Senior Advisers Andrine Pollen, Dina Roll-Hansen and Oliver Møystad.

Program:

(Unless otherwise specified, the event will take place at the Nordic stand “Nordisches Forum” in exhibition hall 4, C400)

Thursday 23rd of March

10.00 – 11.00 Gudrun Skretting
Mein Vater, das Kondom und andere nicht ganz dichte Sachen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs
Ort: JobClub Leipzig – Axis Passage, Georg-Schumann-Str. 171–175,
04159 Leipzig

11.30 – 12.30 Die Literaturpreise des Nordischen Rates
Mit Annette Herzog, Øyvind Torseter, Håkon Øvreås
Sigurður Ólafsson (Nordic House, Island), Øyvind Torseter, Håkon Øvreås, u.a. im Gespräch.

12.30 – 13.00 Ole Thorstensen
Aus dem Tagebuch eines Zimmermanns
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

13.00 – 13.30 Øyvind Torseter
Der siebente Bruder oder Das Herz im Marmeladenglas
Moderation: Maike Dörries
Ort: Lesebude 1, Halle 2, H310/G317

14.00 – 14.30 Gudrun Skretting
Mein Vater, das Kondom und andere nicht ganz dichte Sachen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

15.30 – 16.00 Øyvind Torseter
Der siebente Bruder oder Das Herz im Marmeladenglas
Moderation: Maike Dörries

16.30 – 17.00 Erika Fatland
Sowjetistan
Moderation: Rüdiger Alms

17.00 – 17.30 Maja Lunde
Die Geschichte der Bienen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

19.00 – 22.00 25 Jahre “Leipzig liest”
mit Jostein Gaarder, Thomas Brussig, Martin Suter
Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg
Ort: Kongresshalle am Zoo

19.30 – 21.00 Erika Fatland
Sowjetistan
Moderation: Ulrich Sonnenberg
Ort: Buchhandlung an der Thomaskirche

Friday 24th of March

10.30 – 11.00 Jostein Gaarder
Ein treuer Feund
Ort: Blaues Sofa

11.00 – 11.30 Neue Stimmen aus Norwegen: Roskva Koritzinsky
Moderation: Nora Pröfrock

11.30 – 12.00 Neue Stimmen aus Norwegen: Simen Ekern
Moderation: Ulrich Sonnenberg

12.30 – 13.00 Erika Fatland
Sowjetistan
Moderation: Ulrich Sonnenberg

13.00 – 14.00 Øyvind Torseter
Der siebente Bruder oder Das Herz im Marmeladenglas
Moderation: Maike Dörries
Ort: Buchkindergarten, Josephstr. 11, 04177 Leipzig

13.30 – 14.00 Jostein Gaarder
Ein treuer Freund
Moderation: Nina Felicitas May
Ort: LVZ-Arena

15.00 – 15.30 Gudrun Skretting
Mein Vater, das Kondom und andere nicht ganz dichte Sachen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs
Ort: Lesetreff, Halle 2, F312/G312

16.30 – 17.00 Jostein Gaarder
Ein treuer Freund
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

17.00 – 17.30 Neue Stimmen aus Norwegen: Sigbjørn Mostue
Moderation: Maike Dörries

17.30 – 18.00 Neue Stimmen aus Norwegen: Nils Henrik Smith
Moderation: Bernhard Strobel

FR. 24. März, ab 19 Uhr: 12. Nordische Lesenacht im WERK II
u.a. mit
Maja Lunde (NO): Die Geschichte der Bienen
Joastein Gaarder (NO): Ein treuer Freund
Ole Thorstensen (NO): Aus dem Tagebuch eines Zimmermanns
Ort: Werk 2, Halle D, Kochstraße 132, 04277 , Leipzig (Süd)

Saturday 25th of March

12.00 – 12.30 Maja Lunde
Die Geschichte der Bienen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

12.30 – 13.00 Ole Thorstensen
Aus dem Tagebuch eines Zimmermanns
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

15.00 – 15.30 Maja Lunde
Die Geschichte der Bienen
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

16.00 – 16.30 Ole Thorstensen
Aus dem Tagebuch eines Zimmermanns
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs

Sunday 26th of March

12.30 – 13.00 Ole Thorstensen
Aus dem Tagebuch eines Zimmermanns
Moderation: Gabriele Haefs