May 25-May 31 2015

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

NORLA will be at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer May 25-31.

Lillehammer 2015

Translators seminar
NORLA has invited five German and seven English-language translators to attend the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer. On this occasion they will meet with Norway’s new literary voice Maria Navarro Skaranger, who recently created a quite a splash with her debut novel All the Foreigners Have Their Curtains Closed (original title: Alle utlendinger har lukka gardiner). We are looking forward to an exciting seminar offering many linguistic challenges!
Read more about the book here

International publishers seminar
As in former years, The Norwegian Publishers Association has invited foreigner publishers to Norway to attend the literature festival in Lillehammer. This year publishers from France, and Iceland, along with English-language publishers (primarily from the USA and Great Britain) have been invited. The focus this year is for the first time on both fiction and non-fiction. The participants will first visit publishers in Oslo before then travelling to Lillehammer. There they will be introduced to a number of Norwegian authors, attend lectures about Norwegian literature and meet with Norwegian agents. In addition they will also have the possibility to take part in the festival itself – and to explore Lillehammer and the surrounding regions in the beautiful early summer of Norway.

Non-fiction seminar
Some of Norway’s best non-fiction authors will be featured on stage when the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation (NFFO) presents the year’s large non-fiction seminar in Lillehammer on Wednesday 27 May! At the seminar there will be talks and discussions about relevant non-fiction topics: About “True Crime” and how the authors of Kuppet did their research when they wrote about Norway’s largest swindle case, on writing about the Second World War when the witnesses are no longer with us, about how to draw true-to-life illustrations in graphic novels and how to attract more non-fiction readers.
The seminar is free of charge and open to the general public.

Read more about the book Kuppet (in Norwegian) here.

Visit the Norwegian Festival of Literature’s website.